Côtes du Rhône Roc-Epine

VARIETIES: Grenache 70%, Syrah 30%

NATURE OF SOIL : Rocky and lime and/or clay in one of the vineyards, sandy with pebbles in the other (ancient flood plain of the river Rhône)

CLIMATE : Warm temperate, Mediterranean and very windy. The vineyards are situated right between TAVEL and LIRAC in the Rhône Valley

WINE HARVEST : The grapes are all handpicked, the only way to achieve best quality : the grapes are selected by the harvesters and arrive undamaged at the cellar without any oxidation phenomena. This is also the best way not to hurt the vine-stock and to preserve the future of the vineyard.

WINEMAKING  AND MATURING METHODS: Grapes are all destemmed. Then a short maceration takes place for about 8 to 10 days at a temperature controled between 23°C and 30°C, then pressing and fermentation. The maturing continue in stain  less still  tanks till the bottling in late sprint to keep at the best freshness and fruitful flavours.

BOUQUET: Very tasty with aromas of ripe fruit, cherry, blackcurrant and undergrowth. Soft in the mouth with good concentration. You will find a very round and charming wine in your bottle.

TO BE DRUNK WITH : Cold cuts (delicatessen), white meat, pastry, Mediterranean cooking.

To keep : 3 years.

PRESERVATION : Wine like to be preserved in a dark place, with a constant temperature and hygrometry. Coolness and height are its friends. For optimal conditions or preservation, we recommend your to keep your bottles between 16° and 18° C and between 50 and 70% of humidity.

 

 

As climatic variations are minimal in our region and as sunshine is virtually constant all year long, the quality of our wines is very regular from one vintage year to another.