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La Chapelle

Château Saint-Roch

La Chapelle Bottle
Appellation
Côtes du Roussillon
Variety
Syrah, Grenache
Age of Vines
60
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Schist, clay
Altitude
370 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, double sorted, pre-fermentation cooling, fermented in new 500L French oak demi-muids, 4-5 week maceration with daily pigeage
Aging
18 months in new, 500L French oak demi-muids

Overview

La Chapelle comes from the highest vineyard of Saint-Roch in the village of Lesquerde where 60 year old vines of Grenache and Syrah are planted on black schist and clay soils at 370m in elevation. Yields from this site has always been low at about 15hl/ha and each year Jean-Marc and his team harvest this site by hand, destem the fruit and ferment it in new French oak demi-muids. The maceration is anywhere from 4-5 weeks depending on the evolution of the wine and it is then aged in French oak for 18 months. After the aging is complete, Jean-Marc makes a blend from the 5 most complimentary barrels to create La Chapelle so in each vintage the percentages of Grenache and Syrah will change.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2014 La Chapelle

Source: WA

92

2013 La Chapelle

Source: WA

93

2012 La Chapelle

Source: WA

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

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