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2017 Languedoc Blanc

Château La Roque

Suggestions of wildflower honey and ripe stone fruit give La Roque’s blanc a lavish richness, yet the precision on the palate leaves no doubt that it can also provide mouthwatering refreshment. The vinification—with native yeasts in a combination of stainless steel and neutral casks—has been fine-tuned over many years to strike a perfect balance in this stony, fennel-scented white. The blend includes Marsanne, Rolle, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, and Roussanne, and you’ll see that each contributes a distinct element to create something greater than the sum of its parts.

Anthony Lynch

$20.00
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 30% Marsanne, 30% Rolle, 25% Grenache Blanc, 15% Viognier/Roussanne
Appellation: A.O.C. Languedoc
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Château La Roque
Winemaker: Cyriaque Rozier
Vineyard: 30 years, 6 ha for both white wines
Soil: Scree slopes, Clay, Limestone
Aging: Aged in cement tanks (80%) and demi-muids (20%) for 6 months
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 13%

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About Languedoc-Roussillon

Ask wine drinkers around the world, and the word “Languedoc” is sure to elicit mixed reactions. On the one hand, the region is still strongly tied to its past as a producer of cheap, insipid bulk wine in the eyes of many consumers. On the other hand, it is the source of countless great values providing affordable everyday pleasure, with an increasing number of higher-end wines capable of rivaling the best from other parts of France.

While there’s no denying the Languedoc’s checkered history, the last two decades have seen a noticeable shift to fine wine, with an emphasis on terroir. Ambitious growers have sought out vineyard sites with poor, well draining soils in hilly zones, curbed back on irrigation and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and looked to balance traditional production methods with technological advancements to craft wines with elegance, balance, and a clear sense of place. Today, the overall quality and variety of wines being made in the Languedoc is as high as ever.

Shaped like a crescent hugging the Mediterranean coast, the region boasts an enormous variety of soil types and microclimates depending on elevation, exposition, and relative distance from the coastline and the cooler foothills farther inland. While the warm Mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of reds, there are world-class whites and rosés to be found as well, along with stunning dessert wines revered by connoisseurs for centuries.

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A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!

Inspiring Thirst, page 117

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