Château Saint-Roch Côtes Du Rhône Blanc
Chateau Saint-Roch Cotes Du Rhone Blanc has lemon and grapefruit citrus notes on the nose, plus white blossom. It is fresh and clean on the palate, underpinned by a stoney minerality. With white meats and fish it is a joy to drink but to really make your palate come alive, enjoy it as an apéritif.
- Country: France
- Region: Rhône Valley
- Subregion: Côtes Du Rhône
- Vintage: 2021
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Grenache Blanc/Garnacha Blanca, Clairette, Roussanne, Viognier, Bourboulenc
- ABV: 13.5%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Bright and fruity
- Drink With: Goats' cheese, artichoke and pea tartinade with wholemeal toast
The freshness and complexity of Château Saint-Roch Côtes Du Rhône Blanc is due to its mix of five different grape varieties.
Half of the cuvée comprises Grenache Blanc, with a further 20 percent being Clairette and the remainder being 10 percent each of Viognier, Bourboulenc and Roussanne.
The grapes were pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery, with the juice being chilled as it clarified.
It was then fermented partly in stainless steel and the balance in barrel.
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.