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IGP Côtes Catalanes Roc des Anges Iglesia Vella Marjorie et Stéphane Gallet 2019

MineralFood-friendly wineWine for cellaring
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12.5%

0.75L

Intensity

A taut and mineral wine made from white Grenache planted on shale.

More info

This cuvée takes its name from from the village church next to the parcel (Iglesia Vella in Catalan). Grenache Blanche is perfect for expressing the schist terroir where the vines grow. This single varietal wine is one of the domain’s biggest successes and is characterised by its minerality. It has a crystalline, yellow appearance and its nose is energetic. Citrus notes are present from the outset followed by hints of white fruit. This wine is superbly classy and shouldn’t be kept for an aperitif. Rather, it will pair nicely with poultry or white fish. It can be aged in the cellar for 5-10 years, and this will allow it to develop aromas of honey and ripe fruit.

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IGP Côtes Catalanes Roc des Anges Iglesia Vella Marjorie et Stéphane Gallet 2019

The wine

This cuvée takes its name from from the village church next to the parcel (Iglesia Vella in Catalan). Grenache Blanche is perfect for expressing the schist terroir where the vines grow. This single varietal wine is one of the domain’s biggest successes and is characterised by its minerality. It has a crystalline, yellow appearance and its nose is energetic. Citrus notes are present from the outset followed by hints of white fruit. This wine is superbly classy and shouldn’t be kept for an aperitif. Rather, it will pair nicely with poultry or white fish. It can be aged in the cellar for 5-10 years, and this will allow it to develop aromas of honey and ripe fruit.

About the Producer Roc des Anges

This domaine, established in 2001 by Marjorie Gallet, has a very evocative name. Located in Montner, in the Roussillon, it boasts 25 hectares of old grape varieties (Carignan, Grenache, Maccabeu, and Syrah) which exude depth and character. Struck by the Roussillon region’s “violent nature”, and charmed by the diversity of its terroirs, she is forging ahead with her husband Stéphane, motivated by the clear conviction that “nature is fundamental, the place confers its energy to the wine, the Roussillon light brightens without burning”. Biodynamic principles are applied in order to produce wines in her image, “at once strong and elegant”. Although the region experiences high summer temperatures, the grapes remain unscathed. The presence of old schist allows the vines to develop long roots and tap cooler depths. Yields are limited to 17hl/ha, making these wines intensely concentrated. Since 2008, Marjorie Gallet has been assisted by Stéphane and they tend the parcels organically (having achieved certification in 2011) and biodynamically. In the cellar, the aim is to retain as much of the freshness of the fruit as possible using simple but precise ageing techniques. This fine, innovative domaine is definitely one to check out.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Origin : professional

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 12.5 %

Region : Roussillon

Appellation : IGP Côtes Catalanes

Owner : Marjorie et Stéphane Gallet

Vintage : 2019

Colour : white

Service temperature : 12°

Viticulture : organic More information....

Size (in ha) : 40 hectares

Intensity : crisp

Leading aroma : mineral

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Grenache Blanc
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