Pièce de Roche

Mr Roche planted this plot of Carignan in 1892. Sheltered between two cypress hedges, the vines have bravely survived the years and offer us one of the most beautiful expressions of this emblematic grape variety of the Corbières. Depth, elegance, finesse and tension for a great wine, which loves time and patience. Emotion and thrills guaranteed!

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Appellation

IGP Aude Hauterive

Vintage
Varieties

Carignan (17hl/ha) planted in 1892 on 50% Riparia Gloire and 50% Rupestris rootstock

Terroir

Fine gravels on clay-limestone soil

Viticulture

Goblet pruning. Ploughing 2 rows out of 3. Inter-vine cultivation.

Harvest

Picked by hand, Sorting in the vineyard and in the cellar before destemming

Winemaking

Gentle maceration for 30 days in vats and 12 months in jars (dolia)., Stainless steel tank and terracotta amphorae (60% of the volume).

Ageing

12 months in barrels (with lees stirring) and horizontal terracotta eggs

Production

7000 bottles, Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Tasting Note

Nose and palate full of elegance, with ripe fruit and sweet spices. Complex palate combining depth, finesse, silky tannins, magnificent persistence.

Pairings

Refined cuisine! Very nice pairings with duck, veal and also cheeses, St Nectaire or a sheep's tomme

Alcohol

14%

Evolution

Will develop towards notes of sweet spices, leather and blond tobacco

Service

Decant and serve at 15ºC