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Roqua Blanca Vineyard

  • Appellation : Languedoc AOP
  • Vintage : 2012
  • Grape varieties : 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache
Roqua Blanca. This vineyard offers various soil types (schist, calcereous, clay loam). Combined to favourable exposure and gently undulating slope, it allows grapes to ripen fully. Breezes on the top of the hill brings some cooling influence that helps keeping acidity.
Deep ruby colour.
Intense nose of ripe mulberry and licorice mint.
The richness of the grapes grown in Roqua Blanca gives savoury red fruit and ripe, and velvety tannins, polished by subtle oak ageing.

Winemaking

Prefermentary cold soak at cool temperature for 2 days. Fermentation at 26 - 27°C foolowed by maceration for 2 weeks.

Vintage report

Quite unexpectedly, while cool weather at spring presaged a longer ripening season, dry and hot weather in August changed forecast. This hot wave increased the pace of ripening significantly. Luckily enough, storms have brought a moderating effect at the end of August, and cooler nights that favored the development of aroma in the berries. Weather conditions were excellent on the first days of September and a strong wind from the north with cool temperature at nights had a huge impact on the ripeness of the berries.

Ageing

12 months. 75% stainless steel vats, 25% french oak barrels of 1,2 and 3 years.

Food pairing

Enjoy it with roasted chicken, beef filet or mild cheese.