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A brief history

Clos du Roy and Château Roc Meynard are two properties belonging to the same family since the 19th century. In 1970 Louis Roy began bottling at the Château. It was the birth of Château Clos du Roy. Very quickly the wine was recognized with a first Gold Medal in Paris in 1975.

In 1987 his son-in-law, Philippe Hermouet arrived at the estate to develop it and give it its current form. Today a new generation is taking over the torch.

Château Clos du Roy
Located in the commune of Saillans, in the heart of the Fronsac appellation, the vineyard now includes 22 hectares planted. In the last 15 years, 3 small neighbouring estates have been added to the initial 4 hectare vineyard.
On this clayey limestone soil with a marked clayey tendency, Merlot is the main grape variety and represents more than 80% of the total. It is completed by a small proportion of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2018 we planted one hectare of Malbec. First harvest expected in 2020.

Château Roc Meynard
This 40 hectare property is located in the commune of Villegouge, in the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation, less than 2 km from the Clos du Roy.
A vine path only, but which is also a communal boundary, separates the vineyard of Château Roc Meynard from that of Clos du Roy and the Fronsac appellation. Not surprisingly, we find the same characteristics, clay-limestone and Merlot soils dominating.
In the past, Château Roc Meynard produced red wines but also white wines, a third of which disappeared 50 years ago. In 2010 we replanted two hectares of white vines, half Sauvignon, half Semillon to revive this tradition.
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Château Roc Meynard’s terroir has been dedicated to vine growing for more than three centuries. It spreads all around the butte of Meynard which edges Fronsac appellation. The butte of Meynard covers a whole 35-hectare area, 26 hectares of which are planted with vines. The estate mainly produces red wines, though 2 hectares have been planted with white grape varieties in 2010 and 2011 in order to revive an ancient tradition. The Bordeaux Supérieur Château Roc Meynard is grown on calcareous- clay soils, with a strong dominancy of clay. Its wines are structured and benefit a good ageing potential. Thanks to a subtle winemaking process that strongly cares about wine balance and delicacy, those wines have an harmonious and complex expression.