A powerful and elegant red wine cuvée Roche n Roll is made exclusively from Syrah grapes

Story

The story
Roche n Roll is only produced in vintages with the best conditions
The vintage
Vintage 2019' dry and utterly delicious is a vintage during which the vines have drawn from the heart of the soil their subsistence resulting in a small harvest, but one of great concentration!
Location
Domaine Chardon Bleu is situated in La Drome Provencale (Central Rhone Valley) and the extreme east of the appellation Grignan les Adhémar.
The vines used to vinify the Roche N'Roll cuvée, which are around forty years old, are planted at La Roche Saint Secret, in the district called "L'Adret
Terroir
Cuvée Roche (St Secret) N'Roll comes from a plot established on a plateau 450 meters above sea level, on very stony ground. It is our highest plot, which, paradoxically, gives our most powerful wine!
In the vineyard
The tillage (working of the soil) is mechanical. Every one in two rows of vines Manu leaves grass to grow and he plants cover crops...this assisting in limiting erosion and naturally enriching the soil.

The treatments used on the soils are La bouillie bordelaise (a fungicide based on copper sulphate and lime) help combat diseases caused by fungi such as late blight,
The maturity of the grapes is assessed by regular sampling and the date of the harvest is reached collectively in accordance with the results of the analysis, The so-called "optimal maturity" point is defined by comparing the sugar level, the probable alcohol level and the acidity of the grapes..
Harvest start date
25/09/21
Vinification
Once the grapes used to make the red wines have been harvested they are placed directly into stainless steel tanks.We then perform two "pump-overs" a day during during a maceration process that takes between three to four weeks
At the end of the alcoholic fermentation we press the grapes and then separate the juice from the pressed grapes and the free running juice allowing for greater freedoom in the blend
The following February, after clarification and filtration of the juice is completed we begin assembling our cuvées
As is the case with all our cuvées, we vinify this wine with the least amount of sulphites possible.
Ageing
This particular cuvée is usually bottled in March and after a brief period during which the wine is allowed to settle it is available from October
Varietals
Syrah : 100%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14 ABV
Allergènes: Contains sulphites. Does not contain egg or egg products. Does not contain milk or milk-based products.
AB Agriculture Biologique

Advice

Serving
Cuvée Roche N Roll is best enjoyed around 14 degrees and opened a few hours in advance.
Ageing potential
5 years
Tasting notes
The Cuvée Roche N'Roll offers an ample, supple and generous wine, perfectly balanced and enhanced by a hint of mint on the finish
Visual appearance
This particular cuvée offers an intense garnet color, bright and brilliant, with purple hues
At the nose
Delicate and subtle the nose is subtle, deep with precise aromas, reminiscent of blackcurrant and violet.
On the palate
The mid-palate is smooth and rich, with hints of pepper being detected in the retro-olfaction. The finish is fresh, bringing sparkle to the wine.
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