Domaine des Demoiselles

Le partage 2015
Côtes du Roussillon AOP

le-partage

Estate bottled

The soil of the hillside of the Aspres

The Estate was constructed by the church in the 18th century and became property of Isabelle’s family after the French Revolution.

Mainly women succeeded each other in cultivating the vineyards for ten generations now, and it became its peculiarity : transmission from mother to daughter.

This provided the source for the current name “Domaine des Demoiselles”, given in 1978 by Isabelle’s grandmother.

Since 1997, Isabelle and Didier have been running the estate together. Out of respect for the environment, in order to protect the biodiversity of the wildlife for future generations, the vineyards are conducted under organic farming methods.

They spread on 30 hectares around the house, with a few hectares making a wild reserve between the parcels, thus keeping a varied landscape.

The soil of the hillside of the Aspres, on the foot of the mount Canigou, underlines this terroir, rich in pebble stones consisting of quartz sand and siliceous on a clay subsoil from the quaternary which is rather deep with only little water reserves.

The age of the vines in production ranges from 15 to 75 years.

Wine

Soil

Wine

Making

Drinking

Advice

Selection of the best parcels from vineyards situated in the Aspres, on the foothills of the mount Canigou and consisting of clay/stony and siliceous soils.

  • 60 % Syrah – 20 year old vines; yield : 30 hl/Ha
  • 35 % Grenache noir – 45 years old vines; yield: 20 hl/ha
  • 5 % Carignan – 60 year old vines; yield: 20 hl/Ha
Syrah 60%
Grenache Noir 35%
Carignan 5%

Picked by hand in small crates of 10 kg. Careful selection of only ripe and healthy berries in the vineyard.
Destemming of the Grenache and Syrah, followed by 40 days of maceration, 10 days less for the Carignan. Daily pumpovers
Temperature controlled fermentation in order to get soft tannins and also to obtain rich fruit aromas. Careful and light pressing, with a subsequent selection of the free run juice and of the pressed juice.

Serve at   17 / 19°C.

TASTING : Dark garnet colour. Wild berry such as blue and blackberries intermingled with garrigues flavours and liquorice. Majestic and elegant wine with an unforgettable personality. It focuses on the typicity of the terroir combined with bountiful ripe fruits.
The finale is large and ample echoing on the velvety tannins the intensity of the fruit.

DRINKING ADVICE :
Lamb with honey and rosemary
Beef with pepper sauce,
Squab with long pepper and cacao
Beef flambé with three peppers
Tournedos Rossini (black truffle, foie gras and cattle marrowbone