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Chateau Saint Roch Chimeres Côtes du Rousillon Villages 2008

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This 30 hectare property is situated near Maury, in the Agly valley. Using modern winemaking techniques, winemaker Jean-Michel Lafarge captures the flavour and concentrated structure of the fruit produced by old, low yielding vines. Chimères is a French word meaning “utopic dream”. This wine is deep red in colour with a perfumed black and red berry bouquet. The palate is juicy and concentrated, with the spiced strawberry fruit of old Grenache, berries and a touch of vanilla which gives an appealing, mellow character to the wine, alongside the ripe tannins and supporting firm acidity on the finish.

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Château Saint-Roch:
Remounting the river Rhône, place of civilisation, greeks coming from Marseille brought vines in the VI th century in the region of Roquemaure. Already the grape variety Syrah ! In the XVII th century, Roquemaure is a famous wine production center, proud and jalous of the quality of its wine, any blending with wine coming from other parishes is forbidden. In the XVIII th century, casks counta... Read more
Remounting the river Rhône, place of civilisation, greeks coming from Marseille brought vines in the VI th century in the region of Roquemaure. Already the grape variety Syrah ! In the XVII th century, Roquemaure is a famous wine production center, proud and jalous of the quality of its wine, any blending with wine coming from other parishes is forbidden. In the XVIII th century, casks countaining the wine of Roquemaure, and the wine of Lirac, Tavel, Chusclan and Orsan as well, were branded with the letters C.D.R. marked with red-hot iron, to guarantee the authenticity of origin Since 1947 Lirac is A.O.C ( Appellation d'Origine Controlee) and one of the thirteen vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône. Read less

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Snooth User: Zinmaniac
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4.00 5
06/02/2012

Rich cassis and plum, jammy, dried fruit and spice notes, well-balanced, full-bodied, great finish rounded our with pleasant tannins.

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  • This 30 hectare property is situated near Maury, in the Agly valley. Using modern winemaking techniques, winemaker Jean-Michel Lafarge captures the flavour and concentrated structure of the fruit produced by old, low yielding vines. Chimères is a French word meaning “utopic dream”. This wine is deep red in colour with a perfumed black and red berry bouquet. The palate is juicy and concentrated, with the spiced strawberry fruit of old Grenache, berries and a touch of vanilla which gives an appealing, mellow character to the wine, alongside the ripe tannins and supporting firm acidity on the finish.

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