The Château Roquefort estate covers 240 hectares (including 100 hectares of grape vines) at the heart of Entre-Deux-Mers between the Garonne and the Dordogne, in a magnificent region known by some as ‘little Tuscany’. Hills and steep slopes around a limestone plateau offer the perfect setting for grape vines to flourish. The Bellanger family has long opted to preserve national biodiversity with a collection of forests, meadows and pasture. This balance is one of the particular features which make Château Roquefort a remarkable Entre-Deux-Mers estate.
The vineyards cover a wide range of terroirs with very complementary plantation plots:
The estate expanded in 2002 with the acquisition of Château Domi-Cours in the Bazas region, around 45 minutes from Roquefort, is located at the very end of the Gironde not far from Grignols. This is a fantastic 20-hectare vineyard with magnificent exposure. Thanks to a slightly less oceanic and slightly more continental climate, the soils have a specific typology: clay and gravel, or occasionally even clay and loam. The wines of Domi-Cours offer a very rich aromatic palette which complements Château Roquefort’s offerings extremely well.
Grape varieties are selected and planted on the estate according to the different terroirs. Matching the grape variety to the terroir and exposure allows our region’s extraordinary potential to be highlighted.
For red and rosé wines, 70 hectares containing three grape varieties:
For white wines, two major Bordeaux grape varieties covering 26 hectares:
Then comes the delicate work of blending the different varieties to allow their aromas and structure to complement each other perfectly. Château Roquefort wines are born of this passion and expertise.