This wine, with hints of small red fruit, reveals a deep, fresh mouth and elegant and well-rounded tannins before a harmonious, rich finish.
It has all the qualities of a great Languedoc!Notes :
- Parker 93/100
- Vintage : Roc Suzadou
- Year : 2014
- Appellation : Minervois
- Colour : Red
- Grape types : 50 % Grenache, 50 % Carignan
- Soil : clay-chalk
- Harvest : manual
- Type of viticulture : biodynamic
- Contenance : 75cl
- Appearance : purple
- Nose : red fruits
- Mouth : deep and fresh
- Serving temperature : 16-18°C
- Cellaring : 10 years
- Drink from : 2016
- Winemaking process : maceration for 9-12 days
- Maturation : 6 months in casks
- Food-matching : lamb shank confit
ParkerRated wine : 93/100
In the early 2000s, Marc Tempé and the film producer R. Brundig acquired this 30-hectare estate in La Livinière. Since the end of 2013 it has been run by Brunnhilde Claux, who has made her mark with wines of great freshness and intensity.
This is the wine-growing area that has made the greatest progress in terms of quality over the past 30 to 40 years, morphing from coarse reds into a multitude of quality wines with very distinctive characteristics. For some time now, the whites have also kept pace with the reds.
There are 245,000 hectares of vineyards, producing 1,245,000 hl of wine, mainly reds.
The region is situated between the Massif Central, the Corbières and the Mediterranean, covering a wide range of ‘terroirs’ and appellations. There’s shale, sandstone, pebbles, limestone and alluvial deposits.
The climate is very much mediterranean, with hot summers and irregular and poorly distributed rainfall.
The grape types currently planted, apart from carignan, often date from after the Second World War, in line with the subsoil. This makes for complex, exciting wines.
Reflecting this dynamism, many of the vignerons produce wines that are non-AOC (vins de pays, table wines, etc.) as they keep on searching for quality and originality.
The Languedoc has 11 AOCs, the main ones of which are Coteaux du Languedoc, Saint-Chinian, Faugères, Minervois, Minervois-la-Livinière, Fitou, Corbières, Limoux and so on.
- 2011: good year for whites, which are well-balanced and fresh. The reds are more even.
- 2012: the reds are mature and fresh, with lower alcohol content. The whites are fresh and fragrant.
- 2013: the finest vintage since 1998. The reds display freshness, quality tannins and fragrant finesse. The whites blend good balance with maturity and acidity.
- 2014: fresh, tender reds to be drunk young. Tonic, aromatic and fresh whites.