Chateau Saint Roch Chimeres Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2010

£12.79


TASTING NOTE

 This 30-hectare property is situated near Maury in the Agly valley. The old Chateau sits close to the Cathar Castle of Queribus, 20 km from the Mediterranean at an altitude of around 200 metres above sea level. Using modern winemaking techniques, winemaker Jean-Marc

Lafage, a specialist in this region, captures the flavour and concentrated structure of the fruit produced by old, low yielding vines.
The range includes the concentrated, smooth Maury Rouge, a Vin Doux Naturel (sweet fortified wine) made from old-vine Grenache.
A green harvest takes place at the end of June to ensure keep the fruit quality high. The old Grenache and Carignan vines are planted
primarily to goblet, on friable, chalky-clay soils with yields of around 28hl/ha. The Syrah vines are pruned by the Cordon de Royat system
and grow on black schist soils. The grapes were chilled to 5°C for 15 days in refrigerated containers to retain flavour characteristics. They were then heated to start to the fermentation in 500 litre new oak barrels. Fermentation took place between 21-24°C with maceration for 4 weeks, after which 60% of the  wine was transferred into new and 1 year-old casks where it aged until the final blend was put together.

14.5% ABV



Chateau Saint Roch Chimeres Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2010
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