Roc de Cambes is a jewel. This is François Mitjavile of St-Emilion's Tertre Roteboeuf Côtes de Bourg property and there is certainly something reminiscent of Tertre Roteboeuf here, albeit on a larger scale; a natural amphitheatre with a perfect aspect overlooking the Gironde.
Roc de Cambes comprises fourteen hectares of old vines, 45 years on average Vines are planted on the most highly reputed slope of the Côtes (les Croutes), where the heat of the sun on the slope is regulated by the effects of the estuary, permitting regular growth and wonderfully ripe, concentrated fruit. Essentially François Mitjavile’s approach in the Côtes de Bourg mirrors that at Tertre Roteboeuf, in a region with great, but often unrealised, potential. Roc de Cambes always had great promise but François has made it flourish.