Domaine Treolar, Tahi 2012 Côtes du Roussillon

Domaine Treolar, Tahi 2012 Côtes du Roussillon

Tahi is the Maori word for “1”. It is made from the parcels of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre on Le Roubau, a rare limestone hillside, and aged for 12 months in French oak barriques. Completely torrefied and empyreumatic, the richness and concentration of the wine are surprising. All kinds of berries and tree bark comes…

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Mas Bécha, Classique Charles 2017 Côtes du Roussillon

Mas Bécha, Classique Charles 2017 Côtes du Roussillon

Exceptional vineyard nestled in the heart of the Aspres, the 25 hectares of Mas Bécha was a key player in the revival of Roussillon wines. This classic Côtes du Roussillon has pronounced aromas of herbs, which then give way to plum, cherry and a touch of bitter cocoa. Quite plump, the mouth shows finesse and…

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Domaine Cazes, Hommage 2017 Côtes du Roussillon

Domaine Cazes, Hommage 2017 Côtes du Roussillon

This cuvée is made of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre. It shows great purity in its expression with pure red fruit & cherry aromas, hints of herbs and crushed blackberry. Every aspect of the wine is defined & clearly stand out. The acidity is uplifting with great concentration and a finale that brings a…

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Domaine Gardiés, les Millères 2018 Côtes du Roussillon Villages

Domaine Gardiés, les Millères 2018 Côtes du Roussillon Villages

Spread over different types of soil, Domaine Gardiés reds are among the best in the region, with a beautiful volume on the palate and flavors of great precision. Ripe enough, but with elegance, the inevitable Les Millères is a fine example of the drier part of Roussillon, on the black schists of Agly. Complex, structured…

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Domaine du Clos des Fées, Les Sorcières 2017 Côtes du Roussillon

Domaine du Clos des Fées, Les Sorcières 2017 Côtes du Roussillon

The fruity characteristics are the star of this wine, quite the opposite of the cuvée old vines of the same estate. With notes of wild berries, red plums and cherries that shows great intensity. Subtle accents of chocolate and smoke add depth. The structure is fine and very approachable.

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Domaine du Clos des Fées, Vieilles Vignes 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages

Domaine du Clos des Fées, Vieilles Vignes 2015  Côtes du Roussillon Villages

Hervé Bizeul had a little crazy idea in 1997 to settle in a lost village, in the middle of nowhere, in an area made of limestone, clay and mountains, Vingrau. This neglected corner of the Valley of Agly is known for the richness of its terroir and its old winding vineyards. This wine from the…

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Michel Chapoutier, Occultum Lapidem, 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour-de-France

Michel Chapoutier, Occultum Lapidem, 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour-de-France

Originally from the Rhôdanienne region, Mr. Chapoutier has scattered all over the world to discover new terroir, including Côtes du Roussillon. Occultum Lapidem, a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and the rest of Carignan and Mourvèdre is refined to perfection. On the nose, there is a relationship between delicate berries, raspberries, blackberries, and a…

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Gérard Bertrand, Grand Terroir Tautavel 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel

Gérard Bertrand, Grand Terroir Tautavel 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel

Gérard Bertrand, renowned Languedoc producer is a strong advocate of sustainable practice and biodiversity, he was one of the first to introduce biodynamic farming on a large scale in the Cigalus vineyard. This blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan is very flashy with aromas of very ripe black fruits, pepper and a woody presence. On…

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Coume Marie La Préceptorie 2017 – Côtes du Roussillon

Coume Marie La Préceptorie 2017 – Côtes du Roussillon

The nose is fruity, fresh, straight and precise. It reveals notes of fresh redcurrant, black / Bigarreau cherry and blackberry associated with slight touches of white fruit and an imperceptible hint of pineapple (in the background). The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a beautiful gourmandise, a beautiful definition, a beautiful fresh frame, depthness, a…

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Coume Marie La Préceptorie 2017 – Côtes du Roussillon

Coume Marie La Préceptorie 2017 – Côtes du Roussillon

The nose is fresh, straight, racy and offers a (very) slight intensity. It reveals notes of pear, brugnon and racy minerality associated with slight / discreet hints of fresh lemon zest / citrus (in the background). The palate is fruity, well-balanced, well-built and offers fat, unctuosity, a beautiful straightness, a beautiful freshness, tension, gourmandise, a…

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