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Le Roc des Anges VDP des Pyrennees Orientales l'Oca 2017

France, Roussillon
Biodynamic
No SO2
17 RVF

Selection parcellaire of old vines of Macabeu whose parcel looks like a goose, “Oca” in Catalan. The wine is pure, fresh and with great tension, like sculpted in the rock.

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Pyrennees Orientales
Winery Domaine le Roc des Anges
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Macabeu (60 years old)
¥8,150  (incl. tax)

Selection parcellaire of old vines of Macabeu whose parcel looks like a goose, “Oca” in Catalan. The wine is pure, fresh and with great tension, like sculpted in the rock.

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Pyrennees Orientales
Winery Domaine le Roc des Anges
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Macabeu (60 years old)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Quite ripe herbal nose, with notes of fennel, and on the palate. Very pure, fresh, vibrating palate, with nuances of flavours.

Pairing

Raw fish, scallops, oysters.

Press
17La Revue des vins de France
Production

Terroir

Rotten schist and red clay on the north side of the Forca Real mountain.

Viticulture

Bush pruning (gobelet). Leaf Thinning and pruning. Biodynamic farming. Hand harvest.

Vinification

Direct pressing. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 8 months in old wooden barrels of 228L.

Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12%
Product Code 17W103
Inventory In Stock (36)
Winery

Winery Description

Roc Des anges was founded in Febuary 2001. A Carignan vine planted on a vein of quartz is biheind the origin of the name. a white soil surrounded by black schist: the “Lieu-Dit” is called “Roc Blanc” which translates as White Rock. Angels where chosen to symbolize the vein of quartz, and Roc Blanc became Roc Des Anges (Roc of the Angles).

The Terroir
 The vineyard lies on topsoil of very old schist (750 million years) soft and flaky, drived from the compaction of pure clay. The bedrock is less than one meter deep. It’s very friable, wich allows an excellent root penetration. These conditions give the vines a chance to get a second wind as June brings drought and warm weather.

The Vinification and aging
Simplicity is the rule, yet it is the most difficult to follow. They observe, they taste, they wait, and they guide the wine toward the fullest expression of terroir. The aging requirement varies according to vintages. Many of the wines are aged in concrete vats: the wine breath and the fruit is reserved. Aging in wood allows the more tight and reticent wines to soften and open up. For this reason they buy premium Burgundy barrels (3 to 5 years of age), and a few new barrels.

Marjorie and Stephane Gallet
Marjorie was 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.

 

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