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Côtes de Provence Château de Roquefort Les Genêts  2017 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Côtes de Provence Château de Roquefort Les Genêts  2017 - Lot of 1 Bottle Côtes de Provence Château de Roquefort Les Genêts  2017 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Côtes de Provence Château de Roquefort Les Genêts 2017

A single-variety Rolle with distinctive minerality, stony aromas and a great freshness in the mouth. Pairs ideally with fish.

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Lot Description: Côtes de Provence Château de Roquefort Les Genêts 2017

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Comment: -
  • Origin: Producer
  • Type of price: -
  • Type of cellar: -
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • WineDex : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Provence
  • Appellation/Wine: Côtes de Provence
  • Classification:
  • Climat/Cuvée: Les Genêts
  • Producer/Owner: -
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Color: White
  • Grape variety: 100% rolle
  • Peak: -
  • Service temperature (in °C): 9

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Organic
  • Size (in ha): 24
  • Volume: -
  • Yield (in hl/ha): -
  • Intensity : Rich
  • Dominant aroma : Floral
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Les Genêts is a single-variety Rolle, planted on a cold, flinty limestone terroir which faces directly north towards the mountains. This parcel confers the perfect level of acidity to the wine. Star anise and white fruits emerge on the nose, leading into a deliciously spiced palate and a fine savoury finish.

    In the Greek-Celtic period, Roquefort was a rear-guard fortification for the nearby towns of Cassis and Marseille. When it was requisitioned by the Romans it was renamed “Rocca Fortis” and later, “Roquefort”. It was passed between the Crown of Provence to the bishops of Marseille and eventually, in 1812, it was bought by the Earl of Gardanne, an army officer and ancestor to the de Villeneuve de Flayosc family who are the estate’s present owners. The average age of the vines in this 24 ha of vineyard is forty years and it features many traditional Provencal varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault for the reds and Clairette, Rolle and Ugni for the whites. The strength of this domaine lies in its unique microclimate: the tides breathe life into the vineyard and its altitude brings cool nights, meaning grapes ripen slowly and Roquefort wines consequently retain a remarkable aromatic complexity. Raimond de Villeneuve is the current head of the domaine, which is now converted to organic viticulture (ECOCERT certified) and soils are worked without chemical additions. Many cuvées have been produced as a result of the experiments made by this domaine with their unique blends, even if that means bearing the sub-category classifications of VDP or IGP.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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  • Service temperature
  • Peak -