The heart of the Visan garrigue
© Domaine Roche-Audran
Vinification and ageing :
Harvesting, racking and bottling all follow cosmic rhythms in order to produce a cuvée that is as natural as possible. No chemical additives are applied. Only sulphur is used, with moderation. Locally-present yeasts contribute all the aromas of the terroir during alcoholic fermentation. Daily tasting takes place throughout the process to ensure production of wines that are both balanced and complex.
Fermentation and ageing take place in 50 hectolitre tronconic French oak vats for 12 months.
Tasting notes 2016 vintage :
Deep black cherry colour.A powerful nose of ripe blackurrant with light hints of spices (pepper). Subtle notes of riper fruits with woody and toasted aromas which enhance the blackcurrant.Fleshy, round and powerful on the pallet with fine tannins.
A fresh and elegant wine which will benefit from holding for a year, and can then be enjoyed for 7 – 8 years.Serve at 18°C.
Appellation : Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan
Terroir : VISAN - Arid clay-limestone soils composed of more than 60% stones.
Blend : Grenache 80%, Syrah 20%
Area, yield and age of vineyard : 3 hectares, 25 hl /ha, 60 years