Cotes de Provence Rouge "Les Mures" Magnum 2015 Chateau Roquefort
Cotes de Provence Rouge Les Mures 2015 is a French red wine produced by Chateau Roquefort. It is made from a blend of red grapes typical of the Provence region, where the largest percentage is Grenache grapes, alongside which we find smaller parts of Carignan, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon. All these varieties come from vines that are about 45 years old and come from soils composed of a clay and limestone subsoil and an altitude of 400 metres above sea level.
Maceration takes place in contact with the skins for five weeks, while fermentation is started, completely spontaneous with indigenous yeasts in open cement vats. Twenty per cent of the total mass of the wine is matured on the fine lees and the remaining 80 per cent is transferred to mature in 40 hectolitre barrels for 11 months.
The Cotes de Provence Rouge "Les Mures" of Chateau de Roquefort shows a fascinating bright ruby red colour in the glass. On the nose it expresses an intense and complex bouquet of berries, spices and other tertiary scents deriving from the ageing in wood. The taste is rich and well balanced between freshness and softness, with a remarkable persistence.
DENOMINATION: Cotes de Provence AOC
REGION: Provence (France)
GRAPE VARIETIES: Grenache 40%, Syrah 20%, Cinsault 5%, Carignan 5%, Mourvèdre 5% and Cabernet Sauvigon 5%.
VINIFICATION: Long contact with the skins for 5 weeks and fermentation with indigenous yeasts in open cement vats. Maturation of 11 months on fine lees in cement vats for 20% and in 40 hl barrels for 80%. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)