Cuvées

We currently offer 5 wines:

• Château La Roque white, rosé and red,
• Our “La Cupa” red (which was formerly called Cupa Numismae, but which everybody called La Cupa, therefore we opted for simplicity).
• Our red “En Garde!” cuvée !” mainly based on Mourvèdre, our star grape variety.

Château La Roque White 2018

AOC Languedoc

Grape varieties
30% Marsanne, 30% Rolle, 20% Grenache Blanc, 10%, Roussanne, 10% Viognier.

Terroir
East facing terraces, with clay and limestone scree soils (stony, on lower slopes).

The vineyard
Planting density of 6,000 vines stocks per hectare, yield of 45 hectolitres per hectare.

Harvesting vinification and ageing
Harvesting with shallow trays, 36 hours in a cold room, whole grape pressing, cold settling and vinification at controlled temperature. After ageing for 8 months in vats on fine lees and in demi-muids, the wine is bottled.

Tasting (15/12/2018)
A seductive wine with an elegant personality, light yellow in colour with green glints and a strong nose of white flowers and vine peaches. The attack on the palate is characterised by citrus, lychee, passion fruit and apricot notes. Lively and fresh finish. A light and well-balanced wine.

Food matches
A perfect accompaniment for barbecued Mediterranean fish or scallops.

Laying down
Can be drunk immediately, will keep for 2 years.

Service
Advised temperature: 9° to 11°.

Production
10,000 x 750 ml bottles.

Château La Roque Rosé 2017

AOC Pic Saint-Loup

Grape varieties
30% Syrah, 30% Cinsault, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Grenache.

Terroir
East facing terraces, with clay and limestone scree soils (stony, on lower slopes).

The vineyard
Planting density of 6,000 vines stocks per hectare, yield of 45 hectolitres per hectare.

Harvesting, vinification and ageing
Harvesting with shallow trays, 36 hours in a cold room, whole grape pressing, cold settling and vinification at controlled temperature. After ageing for 4 to 6 months in vats on fine lees, the wine is bottled.

Tasting (01/12/2017)
A fresh wine that develops subtle aromas of citrus and sweet spices. Frisky and fresh finish. A lively, supple and balanced wine with a good length on the palate.

Food matches
A perfect accompaniment for grilled meat, escalope of veal in a cream sauce, barbecued Mediterranean fish.

Laying down
Can be drunk immediately, will keep for 2 years.

Service
Advised temperature: 9° to 11°.

Production
23,000 x 750 ml bottles, 900 magnums.

Château La Roque Red 2017

AOC Pic Saint-Loup

Grape varieties
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre.

Terroir
East facing terraces, with clay and limestone scree soils (stony, on lower slopes).

The vineyard
Planting density of 6,000 vine stocks per hectare, yield of 45 hectolitres per hectare.

Vinification and ageing
Vinified in traditional or conical vats with temperature control and maceration of about 40 days before racking. After ageing in vats for around 12 months, the wine is bottled without filtering.

Tasting (03/03/2017)
Consistent colour with garnet red glints, and an ample nose with red and stewed fruit notes. A generous and very fruity wine on the palate, with a sustained silky finish.

Food matches
A perfect accompaniment for a tournedos steak, grilled red meat, a farmed pigeon roasted with figs or a Charolais rib steak with a sauce Normande.

Laying down
Can be drunk immediately, will keep for 5 years.

Service
Advised temperature: 16° to 18°.

Production
70,000 x 750 ml bottles, 500 magnums.

Château La Roque La Cupa Red 2013

AOC Coteaux du Languedoc Pic Saint-Loup

Grape varieties
65% Syrah, 35% Mourvèdre.

Terroir
East facing terraces, with clay and limestone scree soils (stony, on lower slopes).

The vineyard
Planting density of 6,000 vine stocks per hectare, yield of 35 hectolitres per hectare.

Harvesting, vinification and ageing
Harvesting with total destemming, vinification in concrete conical vats with crushing, and long 30 days vatting. 50% aged in large casks and 50% in demi-muids and 225 litre barrels. Ageing for 16 months. Bottled without filtering.

Tasting (03/03/2016)
Ruby red colour with garnet glints, intense nose of red fruits with scrubland, spice and cocoa notes. Round and complex wine on the palate, with small red and black fruit aromas, offering a delicious finish of cherries on fine, sustained tannins.

Food matches
A perfect accompaniment for a black Bigorre Rossini-style tournedos of pork, a hot truffle sausage or a mildly spiced rack of lamb. Also goes well with a mature Pélardon goat’s cheese or a Pérail sheep’s milk cheese.

Laying down
A wine with excellent ageing potential (around 10 years).

Service
Transfer young vintages to a carafe before serving.
Advised temperature: 18°.

Production
20,000 x 750 ml bottles, 500 magnums.

Château La Roque En Garde! Red 2015

AOC Pic Saint-Loup

Grape varieties
Selection of 85% Mourvèdre and 15% old Grenache vines.

Terroir
East facing terraces, with clay and limestone scree soils (stony, on lower slopes).

The vineyard
Planting density of 6,000 vine stocks per hectare, yield of 30 hectolitres per hectare.

Harvesting, vinification and ageing
Harvesting of very mature grapes in selected plots, total destemming. Long vinification, and ageing for 16 to 24 months in demi-muids. Bottled without filtering.

Tasting (03/03/2016)
Purple colour with purplish-blue glints. Nose of red fruits (cherry) and pepper, saffron and citrus notes. Lively, clean attack, beautiful aroma. Very long on the palate with aromatic length on stewed fruits and plums.

Food matches
A perfect accompaniment for a tournedos beefsteak, a chimney smoked pigeon cooked at low temperature or fromage frais.

Laying down
Can be drunk immediately. Keeps for 8 to 15 years.

Service
Transfer young vintages to a carafe before serving. Advised temperature: 18° à 20°.

Production
5,000 x 750 ml bottles, 300 magnums.