Chateau La Roque Pic Saint-Loup Cuvee Mourvedre Vieilles Vignes 2016
All red grapes are harvested by hand, de-stemmed, and gravity fed into cuve, harvest usually begins around September 10th and ends at the beginning of October, vinification lasts approximately 45 days, fermentation, maceration, and pressing of the skins, aging of the wines can last up to 18 months.
The picturesque landscape surrounding the historic Chateau La Roque appears largely unchanged from how it must have been two thousand years ago. Ownership has changed hands many times since the Romans were first here, yet the soul of this special place remains in tact. Romans were said to have planted the first vines, and Benedictine Monks created the sturdy vaulted-ceiling cellars that still house the bottles today. Winegrowing resumed in the thirteenth century when the de la Roque brothers planted new vines.