|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Spectacularly Rich, Slick & Sinewed Côtes du Roussillon Red Blend is found at 50+ Michelin Star Restaurants. Top 5% of wines in the world|
|Why now?||Only $19 – best price for this vintage & Free shipping @6 bottles|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||3.8 Vivino – Top 5% of wines in the world|
|What is it?||Côtes du Roussillon Villages Languedoc-Roussillon Red Blend|
|What’s in it?||50% Grenache 50% Carignan blend | ABV 12.5%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2022+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Occasion||Any evening get-together|
|If you want to drink now...||Open & Enjoy|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ includes free shipping|
Le Roc des Anges Segna de Cor 2014 | Spectacularly Rich, Slick & Sinewed
The Le Roc des Anges Segna de Cor 2014 Côtes du Roussillon displays bright dark-red. Silken, almost candied aromas of blackberry, violet, crushed stone, and sweet spice. Broad, dense, and powerfully built, yet perfectly weightless on the palate. The flavors are both lush and vibrant, but it’s the schiste minerality that makes it so hard to put this wine down.
Le Roc des Anges Segna de Cor 2014 comes from a selection of the estates youngest vines. 15 to 30 years old. Bringing together a blend of mostly Grenache (50%) with Carignan and Syrah. And winemaking aims at preserving the fruit and the wine’s liveliness hence the choice of aging the wine in a concrete vat. As a result after 9 months aging, the wine reveals its crispy fruit and a dynamic, full-bodied palate.
Le Roc des Anges | At 50+ Michelin Star Restaurants
The schist is something to behold at Le Roc des Anges. You don’t need a black belt in karate to take a giant piece of this paper-thin slate and crack it in a hundred pieces across your knee. The Grenache and Carignan vines are largely ancient, with half dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. The Gallet family allow the vines to grow high, leaves shielding the grapes from the wind and summer heat. The roots burrow deep underground. The high mineral soil makes for a mineral wine with unusually low pH (good acidity) for a wine from this far south. This isn’t just a rich wine. It’s a deliciously sophisticated rich wine.
The Gallets have been proprietors here since 2001. Consistency has been a hallmark all along, but we can’t help but notice how things have taken off in the last decade. Since 2008, we’ve touted Roc des Anges as one of the most captivating producers in the wind-swept Roussillon. In that estimation, we’re far from alone. Roc des Anges has now graced the wine lists of over 50 Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. Try this nectar-like, old-vine Le Roc des Anges Segna de Cor 2014 r—a spectacularly rich, slick, sinewed wine—and you’ll understand why.
Winemaker Marjorie Gallet
Marjorie Gallet is an inspirational maker of biodynamic wine; a real woman of the soil. If this conjures up images of a rather hefty peasant lady, then sweep them from your mind forthwith, for Madame Gallet is a fine, delicate slip of person. In among her vines though, she is almost a human extension of them, threading fronds through her fingers, stroking leaves and putting trunks as she speaks. We have truly never seen anyone who seemed quite so at home in a vineyard!