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 2019

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 4 and 6 months in vats on fine lees and in demi-muids, the wine is bottled.

Tasting (11/02/2020)
A fresh and mineral nose that develops beautiful aromas of yellow fruits, peach and apricot. Rich in the mouth with a lovely aromatic expression. Elegant and stylish long finish.

Food matches
Goes well with salt-crusted chicken, grilled fish, Beaufort and Roquefort cheeses.

Laying down
Can be drunk immediately, will keep for 3 years.

Service
Advised temperature: 9° to 11°.

Production
25,000 x 750 ml bottles.

Château La Roque Rosé 2019

AOC Pic Saint-Loup

Grape varieties
50% Mourvèdre, 30% Cinsault and 20% Syrah.

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 (11/02/2020)
It a fresh wine that develops pink fruits aromas, redcurrants and raspberries. Frisky and fresh finish. Bright, supple and balanced wine with a nice length on the palate.

Food matches
A perfect accompaniment for veal osso bucco with orange zest or swordfish steak with coriander or fresh cheeses.

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

Service
Advised temperature: 9° to 11°.

Production
25,000 x 750 ml bottles, 600 magnums.

Château La Roque Red 2018

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 (26/09/2018)
Bright purple color. Expressive nose with notes of blackcurrant, gingerbread and garrigue. The gourmet mouth reveals notes of blackberry, liquorice and sweet spices. Long and persistent finish.

Food matches
Goes very well with Provençal pork, rack of lamb in a crust of black olive tapenade, beef carpaccio or fresh pelardon cheese.

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

Service
Advised temperature: 16° to 18°.

Production
50,000 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 (12/03/2019)
Ruby red colour with garnet glints. Intense nose with sloe aromas, lots of liquorice and black fruits. A nice volume in the mouth with a tight tannic structure and a good aromatic persistence. A young wine with a good potential.

Food matches
A perfect accompaniment to the duck with kumquats, rib of beef or fresh goat cheese.

Laying down
A wine with excellent ageing potential (around 10 years). Drink from 2020.

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

Production
10,000 x 750 ml bottles.

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
3,000 x 750 ml bottles.