Château Rochecolombe was founded by Robert Herberigs. Robert was a great Belgian composer and painter who bought Château Rochecolombe in 1925 as a second home. Just after the Second World War, his eldest son Gilbert, with his wife Genevieve Van de Vyvere, took over the reins of the estate, converting the apricot fields into vineyards. The first fifteen years, the harvest was taken to the Cooperative Cellar of Bourg Saint Andéol and a trading house in Châteauneuf du Pape. In the sixties, he made the bold bet to create his own cellar to produce Côtes du Rhône, while in the canton, the main production was table wine.
He was for forty years president of the Union of Winegrowers of the Côtes du Rhône of the canton of Bourg Saint Andéol and several years member of the executive office of the Syndicat Général des Côtes du Rhône in Avignon. It is also at the origin of the extension of the Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation era in the canton of Bourg Saint Andéol. He was also a strong advocate of traditional ways of working. Today wine and wine activities are based on Roland the little son. If the new generation perpetuates the know-how of their predecessor, it has set itself a specific goal, namely the excellence of the quality of the wine. This as much in the work in the vineyards as
in the cellar.
The Chateau Rochecolombe Cotes du Rhone 2017 is a lovely garnet colour. Full-bodied, round, elegant and well balanced with aromatic notes of red fruits, with a slight sweetness in the mouth. Its tannins are fine, and its ageing potential is 3 to 5 years. It will perfectly accompany your cold meats, hot or cold appetizers.
The estate has been certified organic by Agence Bio (AB) for 10 years.