L'AS DU PIQUE 2017
A.O.C Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Roaix / Red
This cuvée is a blend of 3 varietals, Grenache (75%), syrah (20%), and mourvèdre (5%). The grenache vines are the oldest at the age of 40 but the other vines are only 10 to 15 years younger. All the vines grow on the slopes of the Ventabren massif in sunny south and southeast-facing plots situated in the zones known as "Les Camioles" (sandy soil) and "Les Banettes" (clay soil) and give yields of 25-30 hectolitres per hectare with six or seven grape clusters per vine.
L'ATOUT DU PIQUE 2018
A.O.C Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Roaix / White
This cuvée is produced from a single plot of white grenache, which is very rare given the predominance of red wines in the vineyards around Roaix. The vines are 45 years old and yield 35 hectolitres per hectare. The winemaking period is split into two equal parts, one in large barrels and the other in stainless steel tanks. After a long fermentation of 3 months, the wine is matured on the lees without stirring.
A.O.C Rasteau / Red
This cuvée is a blend of two varietals, grenache (80%) and mourvèdre (20%), grown on typical Rasteau terroir, on a southeast-facing plot bathed in morning sunlight. The vines are planted in a clay-limestone soil untouched by artificial fertilizers or weed killers.
LE CHASSE-COEUR 2018
A.O.C Côtes-du-Rhône Villages / Red
This cuvée combines grenache (80%), syrah (10%), and carignan (10%). The vines grow on the low alluvium terraces, made up of sand and silty clays deposited by the river Ouvèze, in the zone known as "Piquebas" surrounding the estate.
AU COEUR DU VENTABREN 2017
This cuvée is produced with grapes from plots of syrah planted in 1975 in the foothills of the Ventabren massif in a zone known as "Croix de Cornu". The clay soil is made up of yellow and white marlstone which naturally gives a low yield of 30 hectolitres per hectare.
Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages ROAIX wine
This terroir consists of gravelly or stony terraces where decalcified red clay mixes.
- L’ATYPIQUE 2019
- RVF – Le Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2020 – pages 669 and 670.
- Meeting with the 3 finalists of the Best Sommelier of the World Competition 2019 Lunch of 11/26/2019 at the Côteaux et Fourchettes restaurant in Cairanne (Vaucluse)
Rasteau 2016 Domaine Pique-Basse
les5duvin 1er Nov 2019
- Publication in Revue Vins de France – June 2019