Degustazione fatta in Novembre 2006 -
costo 5 - 6 euro
Le Champ du coq 2003 - Domaine La Croix-Belle
costo 5- 6 euro
Cotes de Thongue - France
Syrah, Grenache noir and Merlot.
45 hectolitres per hectare.
Traditional, with long maceration.
Traditional for 1 year.
A classic wine from the terroir, easy and complex at the same time. Strong ruby colour. Complex nose with black berry fruit and spices aromas. Ample and full bodied in the mouth with stewed berry fruits and “garrigue” notes (thyme, rosemary).
An excellent accompaniment for grilled red meat or casseroles (T-bone steak, beef stews).
A HISTORICAL VINEYARD, AN AMBITIOUS DOMAINE
Vines have always been part of the Languedoc historic heritage. Traces of wild vine leaves, dated back to the Miocene period, have been found near Montpellier. Southern France wine growing history only really started during Antiquity and the Roman Empire. The wine economy rose there with the reign of Auguste, légionnaires veterans were awarded land in the Narbonnaise region, where they grew vine and olive trees.
This vineyard stretches from the shores of the Mediterranean up to the Cévennes. The land of Domaine La Croix Belle is part of it. While ploughing in depth a parcel of our vineyard in the early seventies, two roman marble heads were found.