A.O.P. Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Domaine de Castellas is located in the Agly Valley, in the north of Roussillon, in the village of Rasiguères.
This wine encapsulates an outstanding vineyard environment: the Agly area whose distinguishing feature is its ability to produce powerful, characterful wines. Blended from Grenache noir, Syrah and Carignan, the wine boasts remarkable aromatic complexity. The vineyards are planted on rolling hillsides that are home to brown schist soils at an elevation of 300 metres above sea level.
40% Syrah, 40% Grenache noir, 20% Carignan.
The three grape varieties are fermented separately using different techniques. Carignan yields its finest aromatic expression when carbonic maceration is used. The grapes are brought whole to the winery and remain uncrushed in the tank where they macerate for two to three weeks.
Grenache noir and Syrah are made using traditional methods – vatting occurs after the fruit is destemmed.
During maceration, which can last for two weeks, the cellar master uses the pumping over process several times to extract colour and aroma.
Traditional, in tanks avec being racked several times during the six months following the harvest.
Beautiful garnet hue with dark purple tints. The nose is powerful and aromatic and unfurls notes of ultra ripe red fruits, violet, spice and garrigue. An honest attack offers up wonderful volume with upfront, soft tannins. The finish reveals beautifully concentrated jammy fruit aromas and substantial length on the palate.
Enjoyable from now on, will mature well for 3 or 4 years in your cellar.
This wine is the ideal companion for a T-bone steak with porcini
mushrooms, venison steak, wild boar stew, pork tenderloin, pheasant
supreme and roast pigeon with figs. It also pairs marvellously with
Serving temperature: Serve between 14 and 16°C.