Château le Ringue is a family-owned-and-farmed plot of land on the Right Bank, with owner-winemaker Christophe Quebec the newest generation at the helm.
Vigneron Christophe Quebec works a four-hectare plot in the village of Rauzan on the Right Bank. He is a fourth-generation, old-school Bordeaux farmer, working the same soils his great-grandfather worked going back to 1908. Quebec has revived the vineyards and created a more modern winery while maintaining traditional practices that preserve beautiful fruit and terroir. Derenoncourt Consultants provide sound counsel in an effort to help Christophe tap his terroir’s unique expression of clay and limestone and his wine is imported by Michele D’Aprix through Village Wine Imports.
It’s fair to refer to the Château’s winery as new-school: Temperature-controlled steel tanks for fermentation and a meticulous attention to detail are employed to keep the winery impeccably clean and the wine incredibly fresh.
Chateau le Ringue is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc made without oak, this is Bordeaux without pretense (but plenty of personality). Fresh and vibrant with delicate aromas, a mouthful of dark berry, and too many food-pairing options to count. The average age of the vines is 30 years.