Domaine Roche-Audran Merlot
Region: Côtes du Rhône
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.
A new cuvée from Vincent this year, this is 100% Merlot from low-yielding organic grapes, fermented long and slow. Rich and concentrated with generous black plum and blackberry fruit, plenty of exotic spice and a full, mouth-filling texture.