Château Saint Roch-les-Vignes Côtes de Provence France Grenache 2009

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"From (in order of importance) Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan grown on schist, the Chateau Saint Roch 2009 Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres delivers scents and palate impingement akin to crushed stone, with iodine and fruit pit further accenting its ripe dark cherry, purple plum, and black raspberry fruit. This displays a saturation of tine tannins and a stain-inducing intensity of sheer fruit, along with a surprising sense of lift and vivacity, even though those virtues are combined with a hint of heat...91" WA 6/11

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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: barralm
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5.00 5
05/18/2012

I had it recently with tapas food with friends. Excellent wine, very fruity with supple tannins. Very versatile: works with red, white meat, Italian food and even spicy dishes like Indian food.



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"From (in order of importance) Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan grown on schist, the Chateau Saint Roch 2009 Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres delivers scents and palate impingement akin to crushed stone, with iodine and fruit pit further accenting its ripe dark cherry, purple plum, and black raspberry fruit. This displays a saturation of tine tannins and a stain-inducing intensity of sheer fruit, along with a surprising sense of lift and vivacity, even though those virtues are combined with a hint of heat...91" WA 6/11

Dietary Information: Kosher


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