Domaine Rotier Les Gravels Red 2011 – Gaillac
Varietal: 25% Braucol, 40% Duras, 20% Syrah, 15% Prunelart
Color – dark purple
Nose – black fruit, mingling with notes of liquorice and pepper
Mouth – Fruity, fleshy wine with firm but gentle tannins
Food Pairing: It should be served between 16 and 18°C and matches particularly well with the typical dishes of the Southwest : cassoulet, duck as well as grilled red meats. It may be cellared for 8-10 years
Rating – Wine Enthusiast : 88pts
Les Gravels 2011
Soil and climate: The vines are planted on a plateau corresponding to the 2° terrace of the Tarn river. The Domaine Rotier Terroir is composed of very nice gravelly soils.
Wine Making: The different grapes ferment separately at 28 – 30°C. Maceration lasts from 3 to 5 weeks, with micro-oxygenation of the wine under the cap. Tank aged for 15 months with micro-oxygenation.
About the winery
Alain ROTIER, Francis MARRE and their team cultivate a family organic vine estate, located in south of Gaillac, on a gravelly plateau corresponding to the middle alluvial terrasse of the Tarn river.
The deep bond between the vine-growers and their terroir here gives birth to great Gaillac wines, reflections of unspoiled nature. Born for a large part of local grape varieties Duras(red) and Len de l’El (white), they are original and unique.