TYPE: Saint-Chinian Roquebrun
COLOR: Red wine, alcohol 13.5%
PACKAGING: Burgundy domain, carton of 6 upright, bottles 75 cl
ORIGIN: France, Languedoc Roquebrun up the north of Béziers
GRAPE VARIETY: 66% 16 years old Syrah | 34% 85 years old Carignan
VINEYARD AREA: selected plots
TERROIR: Mediterranean climate, vineyard in the foothills of the Massif Central. Brown stone soil.
TRAINING THE VINES: Syrah goblet trained from the vineyard “Le Grand Pré” and Carignan goblet trained from the vineyard “La Baraque Tombée”.
PRODUCTION: 3000 bottles
VINIFICATION: Hand picked, varieties vinified separately.
ELEVAGE: On the lees in full tanks, malolactic fermentation.
OF INTEREST: Michel’s great grandfather gave this wine its name: a chestnut orchard he bought and which overlooks the village surrounds the vineyard. He said it would one day be the best plot of land on his property and his great grandson would realize this – and now we have the new Roquebrun appellation for the 2004 and 2005 vintages!