Château Rol Valentin: Vineyards
Château Rol Valentin sits not far from the road running northwest out of St Emilion, which heads towards (depending on which turning you take) the gravelly vineyards of the appellation, including the aforementioned Château Figeac and Château Cheval Blanc, as well as all of Pomerol, or the suburbs of Libourne. Along the way, taking a right turn at Château La Gomerie, long before you reach these more distant vineyards, you will soon find yourself at Château Rol Valentin.
The domaine is in good company here. Near neighbours include Château Chauvin and Château Grand Corbin (to the north and west), and Château Côte de Baleau and Château Fonroque (to the south and east). The soils here tend to be quite sandy, peppered with gravels and stones, generally lake- and river-deposits dating to the Oligocene.Please log in to continue reading: