La Rocaille 2014

La Rocaille 2014

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APPELLATION :
AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan

VINTAGE:
2014

TASTING NOTES:
clear ruby colour, medium intensity, with garnet shades. It reveals its complex bouquet step by step: first a cherry perfume, then a tinge of mint and green tea, and finally delicate licorice and cocoa notes. Really seductive on the palate, it starts with a round and gourmand texture, underlined by soft spice flavors (licorice, cinnamon), which are beautifully enhanced by a black fruity flavor touch. Then, it reveals a pleasant freshness, balanced by fine and silky tannins. Finally, it develops a great variety of spices with some cocoa notes, without losing its delicacy and balance.

VARIETIES:
80% Grenache, 20% Shiraz

AGING CAPACITY:
Already 4 years old, this wine can be opened right away, but you can also keep it for 2 to 3 more years.

WINEMAKING:
We combine traditional methods with modern technology, handcrafting qualitative wines which reflect our terroir. We believe in minimal intervention, we are here to create the best conditions to let the grapes express their true character and to keep these conditions from the harvest to the bottling. Here we do a long and soft extraction, during the winemaking process, which is about 3 to 4 weeks long. It enables us to obtain a delicate texture and fruity aromas, but also some licorice flavors. Shiraz grapes undergo a cold maceration before fermentation, in order to reveal the fruit and flower aromas of this variety. Fermentation temperature is meticulously controlled and stays around 26°C (79°F), and then only the free run wines (obtained without pressing) are used to create this cuvee. Maturing takes place in concrete tanks for a fraction of the two varieties. The other part of the shiraz wine goes in 6hL oak barrels, the grenache in an 20hL oak vat, for a minimum of 12 months. Finally, after a meticulous tasting, the blending is done, and the wine is ready for bottling.

SERVING TEMPERATURE:
61 – 64°F

PRESS:
Jeb Dunnuck, – Wine Advocate – gave to this wine a very good 89/100 mark.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:
Red meat, lamb ribs, pear with wine sauce, chocolate cake.

We are certified in organic agriculture by Ecocert (French renowned certification center)

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