Domaine Laroque Rosé 2021

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Alcohol: 13%

Grape(s): 50% Cinsault, 50% Grenache

Localization: Languedoc, South of France, France

Tasting Notes: Luscious, aromatic nose of raspberries and strawberries.  Fresh in the mouth with a well-balanced, full, and lively middle palate, and a spicy, lingering finish.

Food pairing: Pair this wine with seafood, pasta, risotto, chicken, pork, and barbecued meats. Serve chilled.

The Domain: The Laroque vineyard is planted around the ancient region of Carcassonne, which is known for its famous medieval citadel (UNESCO listed). Laroque (from Latin ‘roqua’) derives its name from the Menhirs (a single standing stone that dates back to the middle of the Bronze Age), which used to be found in the vineyards of Carsac and Limoux.

Located between the Pyrenees and the Black Mountains, Carcassonne enjoys a privileged climatic position where the excesses of the Mediterranean climate are tempered by the softness of the Atlantic climate. This results in sunny, hot, and dry days but also cool nights. This extraordinary harmony in nature creates fresh, elegant, and balanced wines.

The hillside vineyards have a double climatic influence with two alternating winds. One comes from the Mediterranean Sea bringing warmth and humidity, and is softened by the “Cers” wind coming from the North West of Narbonne. The other one comes from the Atlantic Ocean, which is dry and temperate.

The vineyard is located around the villages of Carsac and Limoux. The average age of the vines is 25 years, with a density of 4500 to 5000 vines/per hectare. Grapes are picked up in September and fermented in temperature-controlled tanks for 20 days. Wine is pumped over 3 times daily until the end of fermentation. It is then aged for few months and is bottled early Spring .

The property makes Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a limited release Rosé.