The estate is located in the commune of Saint-Laurent-des-Combes in the southeast of the area Saint-Emilion (Bordeaux). It is classified as a "Grand Cru", although wine connoisseurs often claim a higher rank (Premiere B or A). The building was built in 1730. The family estate was built after two years of training in Château Figeac taken over by François Mitjavile in 1977, who added the name "Rôteboeuf". Meanwhile, his son of the same name continues the tradition. The term "Côte Roteboeuf", which still appears on old maps, literally means "hill of burping cattle". This is derived from the oxen, which used to pull the plow on the fields belonging to the estate and only managed the steep slope with great effort. On the label has been on the term since 1994 Chateau waived.
The vineyards have been growing since 1989 ecological. sustainable Guidelines managed. François Mitjavile is considered a pioneer of extreme yield reduction, a late harvest and a very long one , The company is considered one of the first "garage owners" or Micro-Château (Fine wines in small quantities). The vineyards cover almost six hectares of vineyards on clay-limestone soils. You are with the varieties Merlot (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%) planted, most of which are very old vines. The extremely long-lasting red wine is produced in traditional cement vats and then matures in 100% new ones for 18 to 24 months barriques, The Mitjavile family also owns the two Bordeaux wineries Domaine de l'Aurage (Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux) and Château Roc de Cambes (Côtes de Bourg).