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Domaine Le Roc

Ambulle VdF Negrette 2020 - Domaine Le Roc - Côtes du Frontonnais, France 75cl

£16.00
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COLOUR: SPARKLING

GRAPE: NEGRETTE

COUNTRY: FRANCE

REGION: CÔTES DU FRONTONNAIS

BOTTLE SIZE: 75CL

THE WINEMAKER: DOMAINE LE ROC

The Côtes du Frontonnais is a highly unique winemaking region located on the left bank of the Tarn River about twenty miles north of Toulouse. The area is generally flat, with occasional hills that create small slopes. The vineyard’s subsoil is composed of ice age deposits, topped by alluvial soil and rouget, a material very rich in iron that lends a particular flavour to the wines. The typical climate of the region is similar to that of Bordeaux: warm and dry in the summer, and mild and wet in the winter.

Jean-Luc and Frederic Ribes have always wanted to make Frontonnais with some oomph since they took over the Château Le Roc property in 1988. Soil composed of gravel and stone allied to low-yielding vines provided the foundation for this intention.

Le Roc Classique, made from a field blend of 65% Négrette, 25% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, is medium-bodied, with notes of red berries, cherry, a hint of violet and a touch of spice. Wonderful scent of parma violets, peonies and a suggestion of marzipan, medium-bodied with red fruits (cherries and raspberries), hint of leaf and some peppery notes. Soft tannins and a bright fresh finish. A distinctly savoury red this would go well with charcuterie and wild duck salmi. For those of a more quixotic disposition try the Cuvée Don (Négrette/Syrah 50/50) – a tilted windmill of extraordinary charm. This red will run up your nostrils and do backflips. This could be a northern Rhône with its fabulous floral effusion and roasted coffee tones. Monsieur Ribes believes in low yields and rigorous selection of fruit.

Roc’ Ambulle Vin de Table de France Turbullent to give its full name and address comes from Fronton near Toulouse. Flip the crown cap and you can almost hear the Marseilleise playing. A blend of goodness knows which and heaven knows what – we think Mauzac and Negrette are involved – this zero-sulphur slimline (9%) goodie is dark pink and discernibly sweet. It is petillant and has nice mousse and oozes sweet cherries, raspberries and peardrops. Whether it will always be thus or whether the sugars will ferment to dryness, neither God, nor even I suspect the grower even knows.

SHIPPING & RETURNS

Birmingham deliveries

We offer FREE delivery for orders £40+ every Thursday & Saturday within a 10 miles radius of our Birmingham city centre venue (B55SL). We require orders by Wednesday for Thursday delivery, likewise Friday orders for Saturday delivery. For orders under £40 we charge £5 delivery within our 10 mile radius.

National deliveries outside Birmingham

We offer FREE UK delivery for all orders £75.00 or more. Orders placed before 10am on Monday will be delivered by Friday to addresses in mainland UK, providing the wines are in stock, with some postcode exceptions. Please note that orders placed online on Saturday or Sunday will be processed on Monday, for delivery by Friday the same week.
We have no minimum order, although there is a minimum delivery charge of £10.00 for orders under £75.00 in order to cover our logistical costs.
We try to ensure delivery within 5 working days, though your order will likely arrive sooner.
For orders under £75 we have worked hard to find the best price we can, bearing in mind that wine is both heavy and fragile. We use APC and DHL couriers who specialise in due care and diligence with fragile and liquids.

European and Worldwide Delivery

Please contact us direct for a quote. Given the complexity of shipping wine internationally we will provide a bespoke price based on requirements.

Bank Holidays

Our couriers do not operate over bank holidays, therefore additional time will be taken into account if an 'order to delivery window' is processed over a bank holiday.

Returns

We offer free replacement on all stock if proven to be damaged in transit.
If our products are proven to be out of condition on arrival we offer replacement stock to the same value.

 

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  • Ambulle VdF Negrette 2020 - Domaine Le Roc - Côtes du Frontonnais, France 75cl
  • Ambulle VdF Negrette 2020 - Domaine Le Roc - Côtes du Frontonnais, France 75cl