Domaine de la Rochelierre Fitou Privilege 2020

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Domaine de la Rochelierre Fitou Privilege 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Carignan 30%, Grenache 30%, Syrah 30%, Mourvèdre 10%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De La Rochelierre

Tasting notes - Richly fruited with ripe berried fruit and herbal notes of rosemary, thyme, with layers of sweet liquorice and vanilla spice. Melted tannins add elegant complexity through to a long, rounded finish.

Domaine de la Rochelierre Fitou Privilege 2020

A richly fruited blend with herbal notes of the garrigue,
layered with spicy hints of vanilla and liquorice.
Producer Note
Winegrowers for four generations, the Fabre family runs the 15 hectare Domaine de la
Rochelierre, located in the village of Fitou. Since 1979, Jean-Marie’s parents have
followed the Méthode Cousinié, an organic movement which ensures maximum
respect for the land and environment, through cultivation without chemicals. In 2008,
Jean-Marie Fabre was joined by Emilie, who comes from a winegrowing family in the
Rhône Valley, and together they continue the legacy of sustainable cultivation. In 2017,
the Domaine was certified HVE. A new cellar was built in 2015 with the latest technology
and energy-saving processes, where Jean-Marie allows his wines to reveal a pure
expression of his Fitou vineyards.
Vintage
2020 was a challenging year; rainfall was higher than average and vigilance in the
vineyard was required to keep the vines healthy. Many of the organic treatments were
applied manually as it was too wet to employ the tractor. However, the typical
Mediterranean summer was hot and dry which allowed the vines to mature and the
fruit was harvested under good conditions.
Vineyard
The grapes are grown in the estate vineyard located in the heart of the Fitou
appellation, which is in the South of France, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The
climate is highly influenced by the sea breezes, which mitigate the hot, dry and sunny
weather and help to keep the canopies ventilated and the vines healthy. The soils are
very poor soil with a high proportion of shale and clay-limestone stone. This poor soil
makes the vines struggle and encourages them to send their roots deep in search of
nutrients, which imparts complexity into the wine. Since 1979, the vineyard has been
cultivated according to the Method Cousinié; without chemicals and only organic and
mineral products are employed to express the true nature of the soil. It requires
considerable soil work including significant amount of ploughing every year, this also
helps to form deep roots, which makes the vines less susceptible to fluctuations in
temperature and water stress.
Winemaking
Each variety was vinified separately. The grapes were 100% destemmed and fermented
with selected yeasts in stainless steel vats under controlled temperatures of
approximately 20°C. Maceration lasted for six weeks during which aromas, colour,
varietal flavours and structure were extracted. The wine was deftly blended and
matured in new French oak barrels for 11 months.
Tasting Note
Richly fruited with ripe berried fruit and herbal notes of rosemary, thyme, with layers of
sweet liquorice and vanilla spice. Melted tannins add elegant complexity through to a
long, rounded finish.
Grape
Carignan 30%, Grenache 30%, Syrah 30%, Mourvèdre 10%
Winemaker: Jean-Marie Fabre
Region: LanguedocRoussillon
Subregion: Fitou
Country: France
Alcohol: 15%

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