A delicious wine. Flavors of black currants, candied orange peel, bing cherries, smoke, spice and dried herbs. Pair with roasted meats, duck, lamb, hearty stews.
This cuvée is a blend of 3 varietals: Grenache (75%), Syrah (20%), and Mourvèdre (5%). The grenache vines are the oldest, with an average of 40 years old. The remaining vines average 10 -15 years younger, e.g. 15 - 30 years old on the average. All of the grapes grow on the slopes of the Ventabren massif in sunny south and southeast-facing plots situated in the zones known as “Les Camioles” with mostly sandy soils (the rest, clay-limestone).
The history of the Domaine Pique-Basse dates back to Olivier Tropet’s grandparents and great-grandparents. They were already growing vines and fruit trees on the estate at the beginning of the twentieth century. The name Pique-Basse originates from the local name of this area, ‘piquebas’, which translates as ‘low podium' - a number of the plots situated around the cellar are slightly raised even though they are part of the Roaix plain.
The Domaine includes a dozen hectares of vines located, mainly on the Roaix and Rasteau hill slopes. The wines are produced in the ‘Côtes du Rhône Villages Roaix’ AOP (Protected Designation of Origin), in red, white, and rosé wines, as well as the Cru Rasteau vintage red wine. The estate is certified organic. A delicious wine. Flavors of black currants, candied orange peel, bing cherries, smoke, spice and dried herbs. Pair with roasted meats, duck, lamb, hearty stews.