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IGP Vin de Pays de l'Hérault: Domaine Roquemale 'Meli Melo' 2017

This inspired discovery from a recent foray into the heart of the Languedoc is 100% Alicante, organic and relatively low in alcohol. Think of it as a quaffable, sun-kissed Beaujolais of the South!
Bottle
£12.75
Bottle (Case)
£153.00
Tasting Notes
In 2001, Dominique & Valérie Ibanez purchased an 11 hectare block of vines at Villeveyrac, which lies just north of the Bassin de Thau, between Pinet and Montpellier. Having restored the 100-year old cellar and converted the estate to organic viticulture (certified in 2007), they are now producing a terrific range of wines from 30 year old, low-yielding (average 25hl/ha) vines.
Quite rightly, their achievements have been recognized by the Guide Hachette, Revue des Vins de France and Bettane and Dessauve.
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Languedoc, Hérault
Grape Variety (Cépage) Alicante
Organic Organic
Vintage 2017
Cellarage Drink 2018 - 2020.
Vinification Hand-harvested grapes are de-stemmed, macerated for only half a day (such is the colour extraction from this variety) and then vinified in stainless steel and fibreglass tanks.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 12.5
Producer

Domaine de Roquemale (Dominique & Valérie Ibanez)

In 2001, Dominique & Valérie Ibanez purchased 10 hectares of vines in the village of Villeveyrac, just west of Montpellier. The vines are situated in a small valley behind an old, disused railway viaduct, an image that was chosen as the emblem of the Domaine. The vines are approximately 20 years old, and are surrounded by garrigue on gentle hillsides of clay and limestone with a very stoney surface. A lot of the soil is red because of the bauxite ore found nearby. 'Roquemale' in the Languedoc language means poor soil, which can be positive for the vines, as it produces few grapes with greater concentration.

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One Minute Review - IGP Vin de Pays de l'Hérault: Domaine Roquemale 'Meli Melo'

Jason Yapp reviews the IGP Vin de Pays de l'Hérault: Domaine Roquemale 'Meli Melo' - made from 100% Alicante, organic and relatively low in alcohol, ideal for picnics and barbecues.

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