CHÂTEAU ROC DE CAMBES, estate in the Côtes de Bourg AOC on the right bank of the Bordeaux region.

OWNER | François Mitjaville (also owner of Château Tertre-Rôteboeuf in Saint-Emilion) bought the estate in 1988.

VINEYARDS1996 9ha 56 ares (23.6 acres).

TERROIR | ‘An amphitheatre of tumbling limestone rock,’ says Oz Clarke (2015, p223).

ORGANIC CERTIFICATION | 1996 No. / 2017 No. / 2019 No (as of January 2019).


CÔTES DE BOURG ROUGE AOC, CHÂTEAU ROC DE CAMBES | 1988 François Mitjavile’s first vintage here. / 1995 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc & Malbec. Essence of Cabernet plus some structured Merlot, crisp, ripe, long and very different to Tertre-Rôteboeuf (tasted at Château Tertre-Rôteboeuf 02 Oct 1996).


Château Roc de Cambes, F-33710 Bourg-sur-Gironde (Gironde), France / Tel+33 (0) / 


Oz Clarke 2015, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p223.