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Chimères

Saint Roch

Chimères Bottle
Appellation
Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Variety
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Age of Vines
60+
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Black schist, clay
Altitude
200 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, strict selection of fruit after destemming, fermentation in tank, 4 week maceration with remontage and pigeage
Aging
6 months in 500L French oak demi-muids

Overview

Chimères is made from vines of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan planted on black schist and schistous clay soils near the village of Maury (both inside and just outside the village boundaries so Chimères carries the Côtes du Roussillon Villages appellation). These sites are located at the base of the mountain-top fortress of Quéribus – one of the last sanctuaries of the Cathars. Made through a strict selection of fruit, first at the vineyard and then a berry by berry selection after destemming, Chimères captures the dark fruit flavors and spicy minerality of the black schist soils of greater Agly valley.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2016 Chimères

Source: WA

90

2016 Chimères

Source: DWWA

93

2015 Chimères

Source: WA

90-92

2014 Chimères

Source: WA

93

2013 Chimères

Source: WA

92

2011 Chimères

Source: WA

Roussillon, France
  • Location
    Roussillon, France
  • Appellation
    Côtes du Roussillon Villages
  • Proprietor
    Jean-Marc & Eliane Lafage
  • Winemaker
    Jean-Marc & Eliane Lafage
  • Size / Elevation
    44 hectares / 200 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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