The Languedoc is a vast region stretching across much of the south and Mediterranean and is France`s single largest vineyard entity for its Vins de Pays wines. Within the Languedoc lie several distinctly identified Vins de Pays (including the l`Aude, Gard and Hérault) and many generic appellations that maintain traditional local blends and wine styles such as Minervois, Corbières, Pic Saint Loup and Fitou.
Businessman and winemaker Rene Rostaing has parcelled together almost 20 plots of vineyard in Cote Rotie with vineyard sites in La Landonne, La Vialliere and Cote Blonde, each possessing its own distinct characteristics. He has also mastered the neighouring appellation of Condrieu, produced from the rare and fragrant Viognier grape variety.
In 1996 Rene purchased a small estate in the Languedoc. It`s 12ha of limestone garrigue are planted with red and white Rhone varieties, traditionally vinified with maticulous care from low yields.
The Peuch Noble property, southwest of Nimes, represents Rene Rostaing`s 9.5 ha investment in the Languedoc. The great winemaker, renowned for his immaculate Cote Rotie and Condrieu wines, uses Syrah grown on limestone garrigue as the core of this Rhone-style blend. Elements of black fruits, spice, leather, liquorice and mineral mingle on the nose with immense richness of summer fruits on a silky, supple palate that lasts for ages.
A Syrah dominated blend, rich with aromas of black fruits, spice, leather and mineral with immense richness of summer fruits on a silky, supple palate that lasts for ages.
A wonderful accompaniment to roasted meats, herb infused game dishes, grilled rabbit or guinea fowl, stuffed aubergines or peppers and well flavoured cheeses.