Château Saint-Roch Châteauneuf Du Pape
Chateau Saint-Roch Chateauneuf Du Pape reveals notes of jammy black fruits, fleshy cherry fruit, kirsch, liquorice and spices. Ample and delicious on the palate, the tannins are tight, dense and velvety.
- Country: France
- Region: Rhône Valley
- Subregion: Châteauneuf Du Pape
- Vintage: 2020
- Colour: Red
- Grape Variety: Grenache/Garnacha, Syrah/Shiraz, Mourvèdre/Monastrell
- ABV: 14%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Aromatic and robust
- Drink With: Daube Provençale
Château Saint-Roch Châteauneuf Du Pape vineyards sit on poor soils of varying depths, consisting mainly of large, rolled quartz stones mixed with sandy red clay. Châteauneuf Du Pape is the driest area of the Côtes Du Rhône, thanks in no small part to the prevailing Mistral wind. The heat from around 2800 hours of sunshine per year is stored in the soils' stones and it is released during the cool nights, moderating the change in temperature.
About the grower
In 1998, with a desire to fully explore and express the potential of the Lirac terroir, the Brunel family (of Château De La Gardine in Châteauneuf Du Pape) bought the forty hectare Château Saint-Roch estate in Roquemaure where they produce a selection of red, white and rosé wines. It is Eve Brunel, also the oenologist for Château De La Gardine and Brunel De La Gardine, who runs the property.