Domaine le Roc is situated between the Garonne and the Tarn at the heart of the Fronton AOC region. They produce wines with a strong character including “Negrette”, the grape variety that has become their emblem. Their philosophy has remained unchanged for more than 30 years. They aim to work intelligently and with respect for living things. They don’t farm under an organic label , but the agriculture is responsible and environmentally friendly. They work respectfully and with sincerity, guided by ‘country’ common sense and the knowledge that the land does not belong to them. Jean Luc Ribes, a self proclaimed “Bluesman” at night and viticulturist by day, is a real pioneer in the way he uses grass. All the vines have been under grass since 1981 and in the winter there are sheep grazing on the land.
Pictured left and right are Gregoire and Anne, the new generation of this family-owned estate who have now taken over the winemaking.
Le Roc, Le Classique 2016
NAME OF WINE: Le Roc Classique
NAME OF ESTATE/DOMAINE: Domaine Le Roc
NAME OF VIGNERON: The Ribes Family
LOCATION (village and region): Fronton, South West France
GRAPE/BLEND: 70% Negrette, 20% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS/VEGANS: Yes Both
ALLERGENS (EGGS AND/OR MILK): None used
TASTING NOTE: Aromas of black fruits, toast and spices. Surprising in character, there is a nice aromatic intensity and a peppery character on the palate. Spices are very present, which gives the wine a remarkable persistence
(LOCAL) FOOD RECOMMENDATION: Veal dishes or a bean stew
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