Domaine ROC Folassière Côtes du Rhône Rouge

$24.00

Description

Description

The Côtes du Rhône vineyard is one of the oldest in France.  More than two thousand years ago, Vienna was a prestigeous metropolis and first planted vineyards there.  The idea which differentiates Nothern from Southern Vineyards dates back to the XII th century.  The reputation of wines largely overstepping regional limits, a royal edict in 1729 respecified the demarcation and instituted marking of casks with the letters ” C.D.R. “. The Côtes du Rhône wines finally attained official recognition from the INAO in 1937 thanks to Baron Le Roy de Boiseaumarié. 

Grape varieties
Grenache & Syrah

Soil
The Syrahs are planted on loess, a deep, well-draining soil providing a constant supply of water, without excess, throughout the vine’s vegetative cycle.
The Grenaches are planted on sandy-gravel deposits, a soil with low spontaneous fertility helping create well-concentrated grapes.

Harvesting
The grapes are picked at phenolic maturity and harvested by machine, early in the morning.

Vinification
After de-stemming, the grapes are vinified in concrete tanks for four weeks.
At the start of fermentation, we carry out two rack and return operations, followed by staggered pumping over operations each day, to gently extract the aromatic substances, anthocyanins and tannins. The temperature of the alcoholic fermentation is checked and regulated.
At the very end of the alcoholic fermentation, the temperature is allowed to rise to around 30°C to help the polymerization of the tannins.

Maturing
6 months in concrete tanks.

Tasting
Colour: bright, deep ruby.
Nose: forthright, fruity and subtly spicy.
Palate: Delicious and fruity (blackberry) supported by a touch of liquorice. Full and generous,the finesse of the tannins accompanied by notes of undergrowth. This wine is a lovely expression of its terroir.

Additional information

Additional information

Bottle Size

750ml

Color

Red

Vintage

2017