❤❤❤❤ The history of Domaine Pique-Basse (10 ha) dates back to the grandparents and great-grandparents of Olivier Tropet, who were already cultivating vines and fruit trees at the very beginning of the century. Very young, Olivier was passionate about wine. After obtaining a degree in "Science of Life and Earth", he joined the University of Dijon to obtain his National Oenology Diploma. In 1998, he moved to the estate at the age of 25. The name Pique-Basse, inspired by the place called “piquebas”, would mean “podium which is low”. Some plots located around the cellar are indeed elevated, while forming part of the plain of Roaix. Organic farming, certified by Ecocert.
Here is a tasty CDR-Villages Roaix red L'As du Pique 2020, Grenache 75%, and Syrah 25%, sandy and clayey soil, small yields of 25 to 30 hl/ha, maceration 35 days, aging of press juices and drop on fine lees for 12 months..., the whole explaining this wine of good mouth with these notes of blackberry and spices, it mixes structure and fullness on the palate, with nuances of liquorice. The CDR-Villages Roaix white L'Atout du Pique 2020, marked by its white Grenache, very well aged (vinification half in demi-muids and half in stainless steel vats, long fermentation of three months then aging on lees without stirring), this wine is specific with its nuances of pear and anise, fresh and suave, with a round finish, which combines intensity and suppleness, to be expected with zucchini fritters or cod sautéed with potatoes.
Also very much liked this Rasteau red 2019, mainly in Grenache, the rest in Mourvèdre, clay-limestone terroir, it is complex, dominated by macerated fruits, with a deep purple color, a rich wine and good on the palate. Also taste the CDR-Villages red Le Chasse Cœur 2019, classic and full-bodied, with notes of plum and undergrowth, dense, slightly peppery on the finish, with a very good evolution. The red CDR La Brusquembille 2020 has a garnet color, with nuances of wild strawberries and spices.
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Grenache (80%) and Mourvèdre offer a deep and intense perfume of black fruits and herbs with a hint of smoke.
Wonderful touch on the palate, both silky and dynamic, with a powerful and tasty matter that remains very fresh thanks to a beautiful acidity. Superb.
Published in Rachelle Lemoine's dossier on February 8, 2022 at 5:36 pm: "Do you know Rasteau? Here are 8 good red wines from this little-known Rhone region ".
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DOMAINE PIQUE-BASSE - AOP CÔTES-DU-RHÔNE-VILLAGES ROAIX - L'ATOUT DU PIQUE 2019
On croque littéralement dans un fruit juteux et frais, agrémenté d'épices douces comme l'anis et la cannelle. Presque pâtissière, cette gourmandise liquide n'en reste pas moins très apéritive. Du style et de l'énergie, on ne passe pas loin de la troisième tulipe.
DOMAINE PIQUE-BASSE - AOP RASTEAU - 2018
Fruit croquant, matière gouleyante, ce vin de plaisir a su conserver un certain toucher et suffisamment de matière pour être apprécié à l'apéritif et se continuer à table. On le déguste sans attendre.
This terroir consists of gravelly or stony terraces where decalcified red clay mixes.