Domaine Roche-Audran Côtes du Rhône Rouge
Region: Côtes du Rhône
Grapes: Grenache, Carignan, Syrah
Roche-Audran is the domaine of Vincent Rochette in Vaison La Romaine, a Côtes du Rhône Villages AOP. Set amongst an area of preserved woodland, the estate extends over 50 hectares with 35 hectares of vines, 5 hectares of olive and lavender trees and 10 hectares of oak and pine woods. Very early on Vincent was convinced that it was essential to preserve this unique environment, converting the entire estate to organics and then to biodynamics over 15 years ago.
The Côtes du Rhône Rouge is Grenache, Syrah and Carignan from 60 year old vines grown on the north-facing slope of the Rasteau and Cairanne hillside, at an altitude of 180 to 250 metres. Full-bodied and supple with an enchanting nose of red fruits and complex floral notes from the thyme, rosemary and woodlands that surround the vines.