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Le Roc des Anges - 1903 Carignan de Shiste 2013

France, Roussillon
Biodynamic
No SO2
16 RVF
15 BD

From Carignan vines planted on schist in 1903, a mixture of force and elegance for one of the finest (and most looked after) wines from the Roussillon.

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Pyrennees Orientales
Winery Domaine le Roc des Anges
Vintage 2013
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Carignan
¥7,900  (incl. tax)

From Carignan vines planted on schist in 1903, a mixture of force and elegance for one of the finest (and most looked after) wines from the Roussillon.

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Pyrennees Orientales
Winery Domaine le Roc des Anges
Vintage 2013
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Carignan
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Deep colour. Quite a rounded, ripe nose. Quite firm tannins. Underlying freshness. Good minerality and quite intense, but still refreshing. Quite youthful and sturdy and plenty of potential.

Pairing

Wild hare with a blood and red wine sauce, duck in a blood sauce, game birds.

Press
16La Revue des vins de France
15Bettane & Dessauve
Production

Terroir

Rotten schist on the north side of the Forca Real mountain.

Viticulture

Biodynamic farming. Bush vines pruning. Leaf Thinning and pruning. Hand harvest.

Vinification

Fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats then aged for 9 months in wooden foudres.

Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13,5%
Product Code 13R102
MLF yes
Inventory Very Low Stock (7)
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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