Château de Roquefort, Gueule de Loup, 2019
Côtes de Provence, France
At the foot of the majestic Sainte Baume Massif, here is one beautiful vineyard of 24 hectares located at an altitude of almost 400 m in the hollow of a large rock circus. The particular geology of the place helps Raimond de Villeneuve to cultivate his vineyard using biodynamics, a real ecosystem far from any pollution. He cultivates the traditional grapes of Provence in accordance with cosmic cycles and follows biodynamic principles.
This cuvée is named after the snapdragon flower (called Gueule-de-Loup in French, literally “wolf’s mouth”) that is native to the Mediterranean. Balanced and juicy, with meaty notes on the nose. The vinification lasts two to four weeks in temperature-controlled tanks, with élevage in cement tanks (80%) and foudre (20%) - unfined and unfiltered. Packed full of wild currants and brambly berries. Full, round, silky and lifted.
Food pairings: Chinese peking duck, grilled flank steak, game meat sausages, braised rabbit stew - honestly, anything from the bbq hits the spot with this gorgeous southern French belle