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Roc des Anges "L'Effet Papillon" Côtes Catalanes Rouge Languedoc-Roussillon, France 2018


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PRODUCT OVERVIEW:Côtes Catalanes is not a well-known wine destination to Americans but is arguably one of the greatest appellations in Languedoc-Roussillon. Located in the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains near the Spanish border, Côtes Catalanes is beautifully suited to grape cultivation. Its hot, dry climate, well-drained soils, excellent hillside sun exposure, and cooling mountain and ocean breezes all create the perfect storm that produces grapes with highly concentrated fruit and balancing acidity.
Proprietors and winemakers Marjorie and Stéphane Gallet both grew up in the French countryside, and wine was an integral part of every meal. After meeting at the school of agronomy in Montpellier, they spent their free time exploring the vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon. They were particularly taken with the Côtes Catalan and its terroir, which consists of black schist and white quartz. Determined to make wine here, they both spent several years learning the craft at other wineries. Marjorie established Roc des Anges in 2001 with 10 hectares of vineyards, and Stéphane joined her a few years later. Today, they have over 25 hectares of vines and work with local growers as well.

Both Marjorie and Stéphane believe that their terroir is the driving force behind their wines and that they are merely stewards of the magical process of transforming fruit into wines that are unique to the appellation. They work the land from a terroir-driven perspective, respecting its nature and seeking its most sincere expression.

Today's wine, a blend of grenache and syrah, was fermented and aged in stainless steel in order to preserve its purity of fruit and terroir-driven characters. It is medium-to-full-bodied, fruit-driven, and silky smooth, with aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries and black raspberries flanked by baking spice and wet stone. Bright acidity keeps this rich wine light enough on its feet so that you can enjoy it any time of year.

PRODUCT DETAILS:
Producer Name: Domaine Roc des Anges
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Sub-Region: Cotes Catalanes
Appellation: Cotes Catalanes
Quality Designation: IGP
Grape Varietals: Grenache & Syrah
Vintage: 2021
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Fuller body red
Winemaker: Marjorie and Stéphane Gallet
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Traditional Burgundy Bottle
Closure Style: Cork

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