2014 Chateau La Roque Pic Saint Loup Cupa NumismaeBlend from France
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"All red grapes are harvested by hand, de-stemmed, and gravity fed into cuve, harvest usually begins around September 10th and ends at the beginning of October, vinification la...
"All red grapes are harvested by hand, de-stemmed, and gravity fed into cuve, harvest usually begins around September 10th and ends at the beginning of October, vinification lasts approximately 45 days, fermentation, maceration, and pressing of the skins, aging of the wines can last up to 18 months, depending on the vintage.
Today, Château La Roque is in the capable hands of Jacques Figuette, who has continued to convert to organic and now biodynamic viticulture, as planned by the previous owner and Languedoc legend, Jack Boutin. Jacques is guided by the talented Cyriaque Rozier, who makes the wine both here and at Château Fontanès. Though the property has responded to circumstance, its destiny seems irrevocably intertwined with its vines. Thirty-two of the Château’s eighty hectares are consecrated to terraced vineyard land with south-southeast sun exposure, on clay and limestone soils. This is unique terroir. Garrique, the aromatic scrub brush that dominates the landscapes of the South, asserts its presence among these vines. Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre, the noble varietals that Jack Boutin planted here years ago, make up the reds. The whites include Viognier, Rolle, Grenache Blanc, Roussane and Marsanne. In the wise words of KLWM salesperson and legend, Michael Butler, “Lay down a few cases of history.” -Importer
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla|
|Nose||spice box, cedar, dark fruit, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint|