Château Saint Roch

2016 Château Saint-Roch Limoux

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2016 Château Saint-Roch Limoux
2016 Château Saint-Roch Limoux
2016 Château Saint-Roch Limoux
2016 Château Saint-Roch Limoux
2016 Château Saint-Roch Limoux
2016 Château Saint-Roch Limoux

Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep Ruby red

Nose

Intense fruity nose with notes of Morello cherry and mocha.

Palate

Elegant with fine tannins and a persisting finale.

Production Method

Mechanical harvest at night for Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Manual harvest for the Malbec. Cold pre-fermentation maceration. Each grape variety is vinified separately before the wine is assembled. Malolactic fermentation. Ageing in oak barrels for 8 months.

Producer

A small enclave on the river Aude, Limoux is about 19 miles due south of Carcassonne. It is one of southern France’s hidden gems, best known for its sparkling Blanquette wine but now carving out a reputation for the quality of its still wines, which provide excellent value for money. Limoux’s elevation in the foothills of the Pyrenees moderates the extremes of the Mediterranean climate, making it much cooler than other Languedoc appellations and imbuing finesse to the wines. Château Saint-Roch has been in the Ginestous family since the 17th century. The current owner and guardian is Jacqueline Menard de Ginestous who continues the family winemaking tradition. The estate’s 88 hectares of vines are on a hillside facing the stunning Pyrenees Mountains, at an average elevation of some 300m. Ginestous’ white winemaking has more than a nod to Burgundian tradition with whole bunch pressing and barrel fermentation, producing a rich and complex wine. The Merlot-led red is supple, full and fruity with ripe summer berry aromas.

    Specifications

    Year 2016
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 50% Merlot, 40% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc
    Country France
    Alcohol content
    13.5% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
    Type Red Blend
    Cellaring Potential Awaiting information
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Food Matches
    Ideal with tagine, ham moisten with Porto, duck filet, roasted pork, game or Brie de Meaux. Best served at 16-18°C
    Origin Languedoc Roussillon
    Appellation Limoux AOP