Cave de Roquebrun Terrasses du Frigoulet Coteaux du Languedoc 2011

 

In the 6th century BC the Greeks planted the first vineyards in the Coteaux du Languedoc. It is a large appellation consisting of many types of terriors and sub regions, with many varying levels of quality. Somewhat in a period of transition, many feel that over the next few years certain regions will begin to excel. Winemakers in the region are focusing on less production, more grape varieties and modern techniques. Established in 1968, Cave de Roquebrun is located in the medieval village of Roquebrun. Their wine cellar is located in the Haut Languedoc National Park, whilst the vineyards are spread out over 500 hectares on south facing hillsides.

Dark red-violet in colour, after aerating aromas of blackberry, black current and spicy pepper radiated from the glass. Lush blackberry joined dark chocolate and traces of smoked meat in the full body. Spicy black pepper and traces of clove and licorice were embraced with wisps of smoky cedar in the lengthy finish. Packed with rich, velvety flavours, this is a sensational glass that keeps you reaching for more.

35% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre
Coteaux du Languedoc
France
Mis en Bouteille a La Propriété [Estate Bottled]
13% Alcohol
$10
Enjoy now thru 2018
Rated 90 points by Wine Spectator

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