Old vines of Grenache Gris reveal the quality of the terroir. This wine is fresh and as sharp as a blade.
|Appellation||Cotes du Roussillon|
|Winery||Domaine le Roc des Anges|
70% Grenache gris (between 70 and 100 years old), 30% maccabeu.
|Inventory||In Stock (41)|
The nose picks up notes of white and yellow flowers, the fruit flavours are particular and delicate, the finish is mineral and persistent. This is a wine of great finesse.
Raw fish, scallops, crab and avocado, chicken with spices and dry fruits or with morels.
Schist on the north side of the Forca Real mountain.
Bush pruning (gobelet). Biodynamic farming. Hand harvest.
Fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 9 months in old wooden barrels of 228L and 500L. Malolactic fermentation happens in some barrels.
The domain of 20 hectares was created in February 2001 by 23 year old Marjorie Gallet. Exposed to wine at an early age (she grew up near Côte Rôtie), she earned her degree at Montpellier while doing apprenticeships with Yves Cuilleron and Pierre Gaillard in the northern Rhone. The domain is located in the valley of Agly, on shallow schist soils (the bedrock is less than one meter down in most parts of the vineyard). 30 different parcels make up the domain with primarily a northern exposition on the side of the Força Real Mountain, protected from the ocean wind and humidity. 40% of the vines are more than 95 years old! Marjorie believes that the vines should be allowed to find their “autonomie” in order to truly express their terroir.