Cuvées

We currently offer several ranges of wines.

Château La Roque range:

• 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.

Cantafaroune range:

• Château La Roque Cantafaroune white
• Château La Roque Cantafaroune red

 Collection La Roque range:

• Assyrtiko white
• Istrian Malvasia white

And Gari-Babaou, our sparkling white!

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 2019

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 30 days before racking. After ageing in vats for around 12 months, the wine is bottled without filtering.

Tasting (15/07/2020)
Bright purple color with purplish reflections. Expressive nose with notes of red fruits, black cherry, spices, olives and thyme. The palate is greedy, beautiful velvety texture. Long and persistent finish.

Food matches
Matches very well with deli meats, rack of lamb with garrigue herbs, grilled beef brochette with Mediterranean vegetables or fresh pélardon.

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 2018

AOP Pic Saint-Loup

Grape varieties
70% Syrah, 30% 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 30 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 (15/04/2018)
Purple colour with purplish-blue glints. Nose of red fruits (cherry) and spices and hot caramel. Lively, clean attack, beautiful aroma. Very long on the palate with aromatic length on chocolate.

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.

Château La Roque Cantafaroune white 2019

AOC Languedoc

Grape varieties
35% Vermentino, 35% Marsanne, 30% Roussanne.

Terroir
Red clay and limestone soil. A massive presence of ammonite fossils.

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 aging for 8 months in ovoid casks, the wine is bottled.

Tasting (15/07/2020)
A nose of lemon with hints of fennel. Frank attack with great minerality and white flowers aromas. Saline and savory finish.

Food matches
Will go perfectly with seafood, brasucade, sea bream with fennel “en papillote”.

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

Service
Advised temperature: 9° to 11°.

Production
5 000 bottles of 750 ml.

Château La Roque Cantafaroune red 2019

AOC Pic Saint-Loup

Grape varieties
80% Syrah, 20% Grenache.

Terroir
Red clay and limestone soil. A massive presence of ammonite fossils.

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

Harvesting, vinification and ageing
Vinified in traditional or conical vats with temperature control and maceration of about 30 days before racking. After ageing in casks for around 10 months, the wine is bottled without filtering.

Tasting (15/07/2020)
Purplish color. Nose with notes of black fruit, blackberry, violet, hot bread. Frank attack with lots of volume. Nice tannic structure. Long finish with a beautiful aromatic persistence.

Food matches
A perfect accompaniment to veal osso bucco or bull meet “à la saint-gilloise”.

Laying down
Can be drunk immediately, will keep for 7-10 years.

Service
To decant before serving for young vintages. Recommended temperature: 18 °.

Production
20 000 bottles of 750 ml.