Roc d'Anglade, Vin de Pays du Gard, Blanc, France
This original wine reveals notes of white fruit, citrus fruit and flowers in an elegant, sophisticated mouth that offers a remarkable balance between richness and acidity.
A superb bottle.
- Vintage : Roc d'Anglade
- Year : 2014
- Appellation : IGP Vin de Pays du Gard
- Colour : White
- Grape types : 80 % Chenin, 20 % Chardonnay
- Soil : clay-chalk and limestone
- Harvest : manual
- Type of viticulture : organic
- Contenance : 75cl
TASTING - CELLARING
- Appearance : yellow with green glints
- Nose : white fruit, citrus fruit, nuts
- Mouth : sophisticated, between rich and fresh
- Serving temperature : 10-12°C
- Cellaring : 5 to 8 years
- Drink from : 2016
- Winemaking process : fermentation in demi-muids
- Maturation : 12 months in casks and then 6 months in vats
- Food-matching : Scallops tartare and any association with lobster or crayfish
This 10-hectare estate consists of a mosaic of north-facing terroirs, giving maximum freshness to wines that are delicious and light wines while maintaining an excellent aptitude for racking
This is the wine-growing area that has made the greatest progress in terms of quality over the past 30 to 40 years, morphing from coarse reds into a multitude of quality wines with very distinctive characteristics. For some time now, the whites have also kept pace with the reds.
There are 245,000 hectares of vineyards, producing 1,245,000 hl of wine, mainly reds.
The region is situated between the Massif Central, the Corbières and the Mediterranean, covering a wide range of ‘terroirs’ and appellations. There’s shale, sandstone, pebbles, limestone and alluvial deposits.
The climate is very much mediterranean, with hot summers and irregular and poorly distributed rainfall.
The grape types currently planted, apart from carignan, often date from after the Second World War, in line with the subsoil. This makes for complex, exciting wines.
Reflecting this dynamism, many of the vignerons produce wines that are non-AOC (vins de pays, table wines, etc.) as they keep on searching for quality and originality.
The Languedoc has 11 AOCs, the main ones of which are Coteaux du Languedoc, Saint-Chinian, Faugères, Minervois, Minervois-la-Livinière, Fitou, Corbières, Limoux and so on.