Wine Michel Rolland, Bordeaux AOC red, 2010
The wine is a deep ruby red color.
Wine typical full, rounded, harmonious, lasting flavor with a wonderful balance of acidity and well-integrated tannins. The wide range of shades of dark fruits dominate the motives of ripe cherries decorated with sweetish nuances of vanilla and oak.
The attractive aroma of wine dominate tones of berry jam accompanied by notes of vanilla and spicy oak tones with accents and black pepper.
The wine will be great with a pair of feathered game, venison, lamb and beef. It also serves to mature aged cheeses and spicy dishes.
Michel Rolland - the owner of Château Fontenil and a number of Chateau in the Bordeaux region, is a descendant of Bordeaux winemakers. He was born in Libourne in 1947. He spent his childhood in the family Chateau Le Bon Pasteur (Château Le Bon Pasteur), where his grandfather was selling wine under the name "Bon Pasteur". We can say that the wine in the blood of Michel, and it is not surprising that, as an adult, he learned in the agricultural lyceum Chateau La Tour Blanche, and then at the University of Bordeaux at the Faculty of Oenology.
After completing his studies at the University Michel joined the big enological laboratory Monsieur and Madame kid in Libourne, but after a short period of time - three months - was their companion. Michel visited Bordeaux estates, sharing their knowledge, but winemakers prefer to work in the old way, and the winery did not have the necessary equipment. In 1979 the family suffered a loss - Michel's father died and he began to perform his duties in his own estate, however, without forgetting about the work in the laboratory.
In 1985 he took a fateful visit to California, California winemakers Michel was invited to explore the possibilities of improving the capacity of the region's wines. Sam Michel Rolland says it this way: "Like all young entrepreneurs, I wanted to travel to broaden their knowledge, but this trip was the beginning of my practice consultant that will lead me to four continents, in over one hundred and fifty different estates. This my path was littered with wonderful experiences, visits to vineyards and meetings with grapes in different climatic conditions and cultures. This is an exceptional adventure, professional and human ".
Today, Michel Rolland - a legendary figure, one of the prominent oenologists who cooperates with 150 wineries in 17 countries. It is sometimes called "flying winemaker" because it is almost half of his life spent in flights. And how else, if his family owns land in France, Spain, Argentina, India and South Africa!
Wines of Michel Rolland family gathered under the name "Rolland Collection". Michel Rolland loves the concept of "terroir", which in his opinion, first of all, embodies the philosophy, culture and traditions, not just the feature of soil and climatic conditions. Michel Rolland believes that any wine worth a try himself without relying on crop year.