The 40 hecatres of Domaine Roc des Anges, run by the incredible Marjorie Gallet, is nestled in the northern reaches of the Roussillon, in the shadow of the Pyrenees. It’s tough country; windy, hot and dry with very poor soil. Winegrowers battle low yield, alcohol, high PH and bacteria. But from that mineral rock, Marjorie coaxes incredibly vibrant wines, aromatically complex and loaded with fresh fruit. Facing north is part of the secret of Roc des Anges. Each of her 43 different parcels of vines face north, allowing for a cooler exposure in Roussillon's brutal summer heat. Farming biodynamically encourages deep root penetration, and the cultivation of a high leaf canopy provides for great photosynthesis and good shade for the grapes. Every grape at Roc des Anges is picked by hand, at the coolest parts of the day, and are kept cool all the way into the press. From there, the effect of the mineral soil takes over, providing that great finesse and freshness in every wine.
The Segna de Cor is a blend of mostly Grenache with Carignan and Syrah from the estates youngest vines (15-30 years old). The wine has a dark purple color with a killer nose featuring aromas of lavender, violets and black berries. It is fine and elegant, with a deep core of spicy dark fruit and silky tannins. Pair with any barbecue meat: pork, chicken or beef.