Domaine La Roquètewww.vignoblesbrunier.fr
This classic Châteauneuf estate was bought by the Brunier family of Vieux Télégraphe in 1986 and investments in the winery and vineyard soon followed. The result is over 30 hectares of top Châteauneuf terroir with vines approaching full maturity, vinified in a modern winery. The wines are fruit-forward and relatively elegant for an area capable of producing ‘blockbuster’ styles. The white is a blend of Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc and Clairette with a savoury lick of oak. The main wine of the estate is the Domaine la Roquète Rouge, which is predominantly Grenache, with an addition of Syrah and Mourvèdre, while the top wine, l’Accent, is a brooding old vine cuvée only released in the best vintages.
Other wines by this producer
Bright red. Dark berries and cherry on the nose, with complex garrigue, licquorice and olive nuances. Fleshy, pure red and dark berry flavours are complimented by layers of mouthfilling, ripe tannins. Gorgeous sweet fruit on the finish. Overall, a very balanced and elegant prestige blend, without overextraction or excessive alcohol levels.
Deep ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of ripe Grenache along with raspberries, cherries, licquorice, and pepper. On the palate it is both powerful and elegant, with zesty acidity and morderately high tannin. An attractive wine that can be drunk early on or cellared for 12-15 years.
Greenish gold with pure, expressive aromas of pear, orange, honey, smoke and camomile. Fleshy fruit on the palate is brightened by a gentle and juicy acidity; oak adds a spiciness. Quite suave, with a gorgeous bright and smoky finish.