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The Château de Roquefort is ideally situated in The Côtes de Provence Appellation, between the Massif de la Sainte Baume, which rises to an altitude of 1,042 metres, and the coastal Calanques National Park. The landscape here is a formation of high plateaus, where organic vineyards are cultivated biodynamically at an altitude of 390 metres, cut out of the imposing rocky clay – limestone soils. The vineyards have been certified bio since 2006.
It is in this naturally, wild environment that Raimond de Villeneuve has chosen to follow his passion; the life of a vigneron, for over 25 years. The terroir here is essential thanks to the microclimate created by altitude and the fact that the vineyards are facing North-Northwest, which brings much freshness to his wines.
Since 1812, numerous generations have preceded him, handing clown the land and vines. Today he farms some 30 hectares, producing wines which he sells to the four corners of the globe.
By their choice of culture, Raimond and his faithful vineyard manager, José, maintain with precision the balance and respect of nature, all the way from the grafting of the vines, through to the harvest. Today nearly 40% of the vines have been grafted on the vine, with carefully selected grafts.
The terrain includes hillsides and plateaus, forming part of the Massif Sainte Baume, which rises up to over 1,000m. The proximity to the sea ensures a fine microclimate, protecting the vines from hail and excessive humidity. A follower of biodynamic methods for many years, he captures all the sun and scents of Provence, whilst still managing to achieve elegance and subtlety.
Harvest started on September 6th going thought October 2nd. The season was very hot and dry.
A blend of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Vermentino. This wine was produced through direct pressing and destemmed. Thanks to the altitude and northern exposure of the vineyards this wine has a lovely natural freshness. Cold clarification. Gravitational work in the cellar as often as possible.
Clear pink bouquet, a finely spiced citrus nose, slightly lemony, floral. The palate is taut, white fruits, citrus, and a hint of fennel: a rosé for every occasion and any meal.
Heritage tomato salad.
Made for drinking young.