2010 Vin de Pays du Gard Rouge, Roc d'Anglade

2010 Vin de Pays du Gard Rouge, Roc d'Anglade

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2010 Vin de Pays du Gard Rouge, Roc d'Anglade

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Langlade is known to those of a literary bent as the home, for over thirty years, of Lawrence Durrell. To those who also know their wines, it has been the home for a similar length of time to an affable reformed computer scientist by the name of Rémy Pédrano, who took it upon himself to rescue a famous winemaking region which had been ravaged by the phylloxera disease a century previously.

The enthusiasm and energy of the man suggests that the change of career was a wise one. The transition was assisted in no small measure by our old friend René Rostaing of Côte Rôtie who was originally Remy’s landlord. Rostaing has bought elsewhere and now M Pédréno is his own master. A champion of indigenous varieties, especially Carignan, Remy eschews intervention in both the vines and the winery.

His yields are naturally low, so green harvesting an similar ‘compensatory ‘ techniques are unnecessary and in the winery maceration is gentle and not forced by sometimes brutal techniques such as delestage, popular elsewhere in the parish. The wood, unsurprisingly, is not new and the wine is allowed a leisurely 16 months to gather its wits in a decorous and harmonious fashion.
Simon Field MW, Wine Buyer 
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Tasted as an assemblage from each foudre-sized, parcel-specific lot, the 2010 Roc dAnglade displays blackberry and cherry fruit that are fresh and tart, yet lusciously juicy. With extremely fine-grained tannin despite early picking and bracing fruit character, this is at once smoothly mouth-coating and invigorating. Impressions of smoky black tea, peat, crushed stone and salted sirloin juices lead into an exuberant, downright refreshing finish. Surprisingly, this striking cuvee weighs in at 13.5% alcohol just below the 2009. I suspect it will merit attention for a decade.
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Roc d'Anglade

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There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

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