Chateau de L'Ou Rouge Cotes Du Roussillon

Chateau de L’Ou Rouge Cotes Du Roussillon

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • The vineyard terroir for Chateau de L’Ou Rouge Cotes Du Roussillon consists of alluvial marls of the Roussillon plain.
  • Philippe Bourrier is a pioneer in organic viticulture and Chateau de L’Ou is a certified organic farming operation.
  • They pay close attention to the life of the soil, allowing good deep development of the roots to promote the best expression of the terroirs.

Varietal Composition: Black Grenache and Syrah

Elaboration: Manual harvest. Vinification in stainless steel vats, pre-fermentation maceration for 5 days at 8°C, then fermentation between 16°C and 20°C to work on the fruit and the elegance of the tannins.

Tasting Notes: The nose of small red or black fruits is very complex, the mouth is crunchy and terribly delicious. It is the ultimate pleasure wine.

PRESS

2017 – 90 Wine Enthusiast

2018 – 90 Jeb Dunnuck

2021 – 91 Jeb Dunnuck

2022 – 94 Jeb Dunnuck | 91 James Suckling

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

In 1998, Séverine and Philippe Bourrier bought the 30-hectare estate in one piece, planted with 26 hectares of vines and 4 hectares of olive trees in the town of Montescot in the Pyrénées-Orientales, 10 km south of Perpignan. The entire property was immediately converted to Organic Farming. Today, the estate includes additional terriors in the Haute Vallée de Agly, including in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet and Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes. All vineyards are organically farmed.

Chateau de L’Ou was named because of the area’s heritage. “L’Ou” in Catalan means “the egg” in French: it is the named after the property location, because in the beginning there was an ovoid-shaped resurgence of water in the area. The Mas de L’Ou, which seems to have been exploited by the Templars, was a place of passage very frequented by the mule drivers of the region.