Château des Roques lies on the rocky plateau of ‘Des Roques’, a hamlet on the outskirts of Vacqueyras. Owned and run by the Seroul family since 1997, the estate is managed traditionally using natural fertilizers, tailored treatments and harvest is done by hand. Eclipsed to some extent by the wines from its more illustrious neighbours, Gigondas and Chateauneuf, Vacqueyras has plenty to offer and deserves to be much better known.
The vineyard covers 38 hectares and has an average age of 40 years old vine. It is planted with Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre for the reds and Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Bourboulenc and Marsanne for the whites.
Nice garnet robe color. Black fruit is dominant, blackcurrant, Victoria plum and blackberry but again with a very definite garrigue herbal note, facets of fig and mushroom wafted in and out, showing that the wine is still young. Great wine because it is concentrated and complex but above all very elegant.The tannins are evident and fine.These is a true expression of Vacqueyras. Warm aromatic spicy fruit flavours with just a touch of lavender and thyme in the background and a gorgeous powerful finish.
Delicious with a steak or pot-roast chicken. Shallot flank steak. Grilled beef ribs
Blend: 70% Grenache Noir, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault.
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Suitable for Vegans: No