Chateau de Roquefort Corail 2018

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Cotes de Provence, Provence, France
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Vermentino, Carignan
Fermented with native yeasts, light filtration, unfined, minimal additional sulphites

Owner and winemaker Raimond de Villeneuve is deeply concerned about the health of his vineyards and the impact of his work upon the environment. After working in various other elements of the industry he took over running Chateau de Roquefort in 1995. The vineyards are set high in the hills of Provence, 10km away from the coast. This altitude, coupled with the cooling influence of the Mediterranean Sea, give the grapes slightly more hang time and often there is more complexity in his finished wines than other wines from this region. There are pockets of flint soil across his vineyards which impart a notable minerality and freshness.

This vintage is gutsier than previous, with its dark red fruits and savoury finish. It retains elegance and smoothness that makes it very quaffable, and because of its power very well suited to accompany food. Red plum fruit that is mouth-filling and dry.