Rouge Côtes du Roussillon

Red of quality in the Jules range, this light an aromatic AOC Côtes du Roussillon is the perfect illustration for the red wines of this appellation.

Appellation:

AOC Côtes du Roussillon.

Soil:

Chalky clay. South-South West exposure. Altitude 90-110m.

Climate:

2007 was a great vintage for the appellation thanks to a phenolic maturity that, though optimal, was long to reach. It allowed for concentrated wine with velvety tannins.

Grape varieties:

50% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 25% Carignan.

Farming methods:

The vines are worked on every other rank, therbs are free to grow in the other. Double Guyot cut. Disbudding in the spring. Deleafing on the sun-rising side. Green harvest to limit the yield if necessary.

Harvest:

Manual harvesting.

Wine-making:

Harvest sorting at the arrival at the cellar. Fermentation and maceration in stainless steel, thermo-regulated tanks between two to three weeks. Malolactic fermentation in steel tanks.

Maturing and bottling:

Maturing for one and a half year in concrete tanks. Regular pump-overs during the first three month. Light filtration at the end of the first winter. The wines are kept separated during all the maturing period, each of whom representing a parcel.

Winemaker’s tasting notes:

Deep garnet with violet reflects. The nose is very frank, on dark and red fruits. The palate Grenat profond aux reflets violets. Nez : très franc, fruits noirs et rouges. Le palais est sur la même aromatique fruitée, la bouche est riche, ample et suave. Un vin rond et gourmand.

Meal Suggestion:

Beef Rangdang, grilled lamb racks.