"The full-bodied 2017 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l'Esquerda is wonderfully lush, welcoming and supple. Loaded with black cherries and crushed stone, this seductive number adds a dusting of cocoa powder on the long, slightly warm finish"
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
intensités colorantes très élevées, robe profonde et soutenue.il exprime la maturité avec des notes de fruits noirs, d’épices chaudes et son terroir d’origine avec des notes florales (violette), légèrement fumées (âtre). Ce sont des notes aromatiques que l’on peut retrouver sur les terroirs de Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, berceaux de la syrah.
the colour is intense, deep and steady.
it shows maturity with aromas of black fruits and warm spices. We find the soils of origin are revealed with floral notes (violet) which are lightly smoky. We can find the same aromatic notes on the Northern Côtes du-Rhône soils, which are the birthplace of the Syrah.
Sommelier's advice: the attack is both supple and powerful. Tannins are at the same time powerful and tight. The finale is fresh without any heaviness.
The vineyard of Lesquerde is constituted of hill top plains and slopes which are made of granitic soil. Its 350m altitude provides it a unique terroir.
Mainly Syrah, and then Grenache and Carignan varieties.
Each plot is hand-harvesting between 15th September and 15th October. This is a late terroir because of the altitude and nature of soils.
The grapes are destemmed and maceration lasts around 4 weeks. Extractions are carried out by pumping-over. Temperatures don’t exceed 32°C.