Le Roc des Anges


Languedoc Roussillon

Since 2001

Marjorie Gallet

Marjorie Gallet is the young woman behind Domaine Le Roc des Anges and she brings real commitment and passion to this far south west corner of France. Roc des Anges was founded in 2001. A carignan vine planted on a vein of quartz gave gave the name to the estate. A white soil surrounded by black schist: the lieu-dit is called "Roc Blanc", and became Roc des Anges. Everything done in the vineyard is traditional, from the use of local stone to create low walls to divide the parcels of land, all bound up in the notion of respect for the cultural heritage of the region. This is extended further into viticulture where respect for the environment is paramount. All work is based on seeking equilibrium for the vine and allowing it to find its autonomie (defined by vigour, yield, nutrition and natural defence), an essential factor in the expression of terroir. Other than leaf thinning and pruning of the vine to encourage the microclimate, operations in the vineyards are strictly non-interventionist. A traditional press is used, exerting the mildest of pressure, extracting limpid juice. Vinification is in concrete tanks ranging between 24 and 50hl, and the shape of the tanks and the level of the fill determine the appropriately gentle extraction. Ageing takes place in two types of containers; concrete – which exalts the aromatic purity and freshness of the wine - and wood (for about 10% of the elevage) in the form of one-tothree year old barrels.

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  1. Le Roc des Anges, Segna de Cor, 2011

    Le Roc des Anges, Segna de Cor, 2011

    AOC: Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages, Languedoc Roussillon, France
    Varietals: 50% Grenache Noir, 30% Carignan, 20% Syrah

    BD 17

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