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The vineyards are spread out on 40 hectares in the Agly Valley, 20 km north of Perpignan and have been planted and developed for four generations by the Bousquet family with three generations still involved; the grand-father, Franck, the father, and Benoit, the son.
The vineyard selections cover the four key terroirs of the region: Gneiss with the AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages and Latour de France. Chalk and clay with the AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages and Tautavel.
The winemaking is extremely simple; hand harvested grapes are fermented in open barrels, with a simple punch down of the cap, wetting, pressing, filling and stirring all done by hand. 18 months in oak in 500 litre French and Austrian Demi- Muids. The aim is to avoid power and aggression, instead looking for elegance and balance in the wine. Every vintage is different, so while our philosophy remains the same, the work in the winery is flexible and is adapted to suit each year. We are looking for wine that is both pleasurable to drink and reflects its origin.
Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Country of origin:
40% Syrah, 40% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache Noir, 10% Carignan
The nose is complex with spice and clove notes, the palate is fleshy and mouth-filling with attractive dark fruits, plum and cassis. Overall it has a minerality and fine supple structure that makes it a very interesting and compelling drink.