2000 Vin de Pays de la Haute Vallée de l’Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
2000 Vin de Pays de la Haute Vallée de l’Aude, Baron d’Arques, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
A pinnacle of perfection, and not only in the south of France
A deep ruby-red colour with violet nuances and a complex aroma of dark, ripe berries, spices, with a hint of leather and floral tones. Voluminous and expressive, full-bodied, with a robust structure of smooth tannins and a lingering finish.
This wine is the joint product of the Bordeaux-based Baron Philippe de Rothschild and the Vignerons du Sieur d’Arques in the south-west of the Languedoc region. It is grown in Capitelle de Gardie near Limoux and blended from a number of different of grapes. The wines originate from four villages, known locally as “Clochers” (bell towers): Villar-Saint-Anselme, Gardie, Saint-Polycarpe and Villebazy. The produce of each of these “Clochers” is stored in separate casks, then blended and matured for twelve months in new oak barriques. Decanting several hours before serving is strongly recommended.
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%, serving temperature: 16–18°C, best before: 2010.