Mont Rocher, Malbec, Vieilles Vignes, IGP Pays d'Oc, France, 2018
Southern France, with its multifarious regions, indigenous grapes, cultures and traditions is home to some of the most exciting, characterful wines in the world at present. Mont Rocher is a collection of wines produced from indigenous varieties, produced in a style that lets them clearly express their varietal typicity and sense of place.
Sourced from small parcels of vines in the South of France and focus on intriguing varietals that are indigenous to that region.
Picked at their optimal ripeness, in mid September, the grapes are de-stemmed then crushed, finally they undergo a three weeks maceration in order to extract carefully all their quality. The extraction is made by pumping over during the first ten days of maceration. The wine gains its fruit complexity and juicy flavours with a small part being aged in oak.
Time: 6 months; Type: French; % oaked: 30; % new oak: None;
Deep in colour with ripe plum, blackberries and cherries on the nose. This is rich and rounded wine with perfectly balanced tannins. The long finish is smooth and succulent.
This wine cries out for barbequed meat or strong cheeses.
Our Green Principals are those that demonstrate a responsible and sustainable approach to
viticulture, vinification, commerce and community.
Rational producers demonstrate that they use the least amount of intervention in the vineyard and winery to make the best possible wine.
Old vines which are dry grown conserving water (up to 72l. per acre annually) & increasing grape quality. Bush-trained vines supporting regional traditional viticulture and low farming inputs.
Fair producers demonstrate a fair and even-handed approach in all aspects of how they conduct business.
Promote and add value to an ancient grape variety which was being ripped out under EU subsidised vine pull schemes.
The winery pay their growers well for their grapes ensuring that they have a living wage and can sustain their vineyards.