Rose de noir 2019 – Côtes du Roussillon

Rose de noir 2019 – Côtes du Roussillon

The nose reveals notes of brugnon, quenette, small notes of lychee associated with touches of racy minerality, zests and sense of the place/spices. The palate offers gourmandize, a good freshness, an acidulous frame as well as tension, juiciness, a fine straightness, a superb acidity (in the background) and a good definition. On the palate this…

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Coume Marie La Préceptorie 2019 – AOP Côtes de Roussillon

Coume Marie La Préceptorie 2019 – AOP Côtes de Roussillon

The nose is fruity, racy and offers a fine intensity as well as a racy minerality. It reveals notes of apple, sense of the place associated with fine touches of lemon zests as well as very discreet hints of small fruits. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a good definition, gourmandize, an acidulous frame…

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Domaine Boucabeille les Orris Blanc, 2017 Côtes du Roussillon

Domaine Boucabeille les Orris Blanc, 2017 Côtes du Roussillon

Domaine Boucabeille, a genuine, under the radar producer, has a mere 28 hectares of vines on the schist slopes of the Forca Real hill, near Perpignan. These hills had outstanding vines and were recognized for their quality and potential hundreds of years ago. However, they’ve been abandoned until Jean Boucabeille took on the task of…

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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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