VTV Rocher des Buis 2015

Red

France

Roussillon

Description

Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau (VTV) is a cutting‐edge producer of Roussillon wines. Formed in 2009 by the merger of cooperatives in Tautavel and Vingrau, the focus on quality has attracted growers from 7 villages. Vineyards are in the high, cool, northern interior of Roussillon, with 20% of the acreage in the new Appellation Maury Sec, whose reputation has soared since it was established in 2011.

Named “Rocher des Buis” (Boxwood Rock) after the site of the Cathar fortress Queribus, which overlooks the famed vineyards of Maury.

Tasting Notes: Offers layers of ripe raspberry, strawberry and black cherry fruit, with hints of baking spice and light garrigue notes. Soft, supple and expansive on the palate, with fine grained tannins and long, persistent finish.

Serve With: Excellent with garlic and herb‐rubbed lamp chops, pepper encrusted steak and other boldly‐flavored red meat preparations.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Maury Sec AOP.

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014267

Vineyards

More than 2,400 acres of vines in and around Tautavel and Vingrau, with additional acreage in Maury, Opoul, and Montner. Vines are planted in clay/limestone and marne/schist soils.

Composition

75% Grenache, 25% Syrah.

Viticulture

Produced from old vines averaging 50 years in age, yielding just 2 tons/acre. From the black, schist soils of Maury.

Winemaking

Grapes were fully destemmed, traditional fermentation in tank, long maceration. Matured 12 months in tank, unoaked.

Alcohol

14.5%

Accolades

(91‐94) pts, “full‐bodied, ripe and decadent” – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/17 (2015 vintage).

Vegan

Farming Practices

 

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