Domaine des Demoiselles

Les Charlines 2020
Côtes du Roussillon AOP

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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

Slopes consisting of siliceous clay, located on the first foothills of the mount Canigou in the Aspres

Average age of the vines 35 years; yield 20 hl/ha

Syrah 60%
Grenache Noir 40%

Picked by hand in small crates of 10 kg.
Severe selection of the grapes; cold maceration on the skin for 8 hours at 5 °; afterwards careful pressing. Separation of the juice. Racking and fermentation of the first run juice, all of this at 16 °.
Stirring of the lees during fermentation. Maturing : 5 months on the fine lees.

Serve at  12 / 14 °C.

TASTING : Bright and intense pink colour, pleasant aromas of red fruits, strawberry, raspberry, forest berries, in the mouth regaining of the same flavours, refreshing and elegant final. Beautiful structure.
DRINKING ADVICE :
Red mullet terrine and small vegetables, virgin sauce (tomatoes, onions, lemon, oil, chervil…)
Skewer of chorizos and marinated red tuna
Small tarts of candied tomatoes with fresh sheep cheese
Red shrimp curry