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93pts James Suckling
92**pts Miquel Hudin
Médaille d'OR au Concours Mondial des Grenaches
91pts Andreas Larson
92pts James Suckling

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Arrels - Le Mas Rouge

The Roussillon region has a highly varied landscape with an extreme but generous climate. It harbours an infinity of geologically varied terroirs that are particularly well suited to viticulture and the production of fine wines.
  • Variety

    60% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 10 % Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

  • Location

    The Côtes du Roussillon Villages AOC was established in 1977. It comprises no more than 3000 ha of very steep hillsides with schist, granite and limestone soils. Our vines are located around the village of Maury, at the foot of a cliff dominated by the Chateau de Quéribus (Cathar castle) on soils resulting from the erosion of the
    Corbières Massif.

  • Tasting notes

    Beautiful garnet red colour. Intense, elegant nose with notes of fresh fruit mixed with spices, gradually developing hints of liquorice and smoke. On the palate, the intense flavours mingle with a smooth structure, and plump, well-integrated tannins. Good length and freshness make this a pleasant, very drinkable wine.

  • The Vintage

    Winter in the region was generally quite rainy. Soil water reserves were ideally replenished in December. In this respect, 2019 is very different from 2018, which had a particularly wet spring. May and early June were rather cool. The soils took time to warm up, which slowed down the availability of mineral elements in the soils and slowed down the growth of the vine. Summer was particularly dry and especially excessively hot in July with a heat wave beginning in late June. Harvest happened one week earlier compare to last year with healty but uneven ripenning.

  • Suggestions

    Blanquette of veal, lamb and mint kofta, chilli con carne, creamy polenta.

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