Château Rozier in France
The Saby family has been active in the vineyards of Saint-Emilion for five generations. Pursuant to numerous divisions of the estate amongst heirs, as well as purchases and sales, the terroir has evolved into a colourful mosaic made up of many smaller parcels. About one third of the Saby vines grow in the foothills in deep, warm, sandy soil where their Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes develop silky tannins and ripe aromas of sweet stewed fruits and liquorice. Another third ripens in a cooler location in the chalky, sandy soil of the plateau. The grapes grown here develop a juicy fleshiness. The last third is cultivated on the south-facing slopes. The grapes here thrive in perfectly drained chalky gravel and ideal sun conditions to become Château Rozier wines with both body and inherent elegance.