Chateau Bertineau Saint Vincent is a wine with the true character of the Lalande de Pomerol appellation, which comes from a good terroir. Aged in one-year old barrels, the younger brother of the Pomerol, this is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, is pure, floral, generous and full-bodied. Blackcurrant and blackberry fruit flavours lead to a long smooth finish with hints of oak spice and chocolate. The wines tend to show at their best with at least 5 years of bottle age.
Michel Rolland is possibly the best-known winemaker on the planet, achieving fame through his work with dozens of top estates around the world. He has run the family estate, Chateau Le Bon Pasteur, since 1978, and in the meantime, together with his oenologist wife, Dany, has progressively added other vineyards that have met their strict quality criteria. Some of these are joint ventures, where knowledge and resources are pooled.