2011 CAVE DE ROQUEBRUN Chemin des Olivettes Red, AC Coteaux du LanguedocBC +158097 $18.90 Specialty Available
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|Grapes:||35% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre|
The village of Roquebrun and its wine growers welcome you to wine country. Our vines have optimum exposure to the sun in a village framed by mountains protecting from behind, and with the River Orb flowing through and softening the climate. Terre d ’excellence Established since 1968, Roquebrun’s wine cellars are situated in the Haut Languedoc National Park, 30km north of Béziers and between the two regional capitals of Montpellier and Toulouse. The vineyards are spread over an area of 500ha of south facing, schistose hillsides.
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Very nice deep red colour. Complex nose, with notes of minerals. Little red fruit and spicy aromas. Very nice finish, elegant and complex.
Terroir: Argilo limestone, rolled pebbles
Method: Careful cultivation, ploughing, trellising
Selection: Terroir selection for CARIGNAN and MOURVEDRE varieties. Plot selection for SYRAH and MOURVEDRE varieties.
Harvest: Grapes have been harvested by hand, at optimal ripness, and carefully selected.
Wine Making Notes
Method of Vinification: Carbonic maceration and classical vinification (destemmed crop).
Aging and Packaging: Aged in vat. Estate bottled in Bordeaux Languedoc bottles.
“ ” 2012GOLD Great Wines of France Competition
“Gold Medal at the 2011 Great Wines of France competition in Macon. ” 2012Wine of the Week House Wine Girls
“Barbeque season is not over yet so we continue to seek out well-priced wines to match whatever our grilling whims dictate. This week a craving for lamb burgers leads us to the South of France, which is always on our hit-list for value AND charisma. The Chemin des Olivettes combines local workhorse grape Carignan with more distinguished varieties Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre for excellent results. Black currant, plum, roasted meat, thyme and anise pop from this friendly, food-worthy red. ” August 2012SILVER Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
“Silver medal at the 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards! ” 2012