Château l'Esparrou


AOP Côtes du Rousillon

Grape varieties

Carignan, Grenache, Syrah

Barrel ageing



Spicy, Oaky


The best grapes are selected. Grenache noir is vinified in small 50 hl vats. Syrah is vinified entirely in "integral vinification" barrels.

The wine is aged for a minimum of 12 months in barrels before being blended.

Food & Wine Pairings

Intense notes of black fruit, spices and vanilla. The palate is powerful and elegant at the same time, with a pretty fruity texture and a very beautiful bone structure.

Food and wine pairing: beef steak with shallot, sweet potato chili and red beans,

various cheese platters.

Tips from the sommelier

Serving temperature



5 years

Advice for opening

Decant 3 hours before serving

AOP Côtes du Rousillon

The vineyards of Roussillon are exposed to demanding weather. This is the ultimate Mediterranean climate with its hot summers, its mild autumns and winters and its rainfall concentrated in autumn and spring.

Every other day, the region is buffeted primarily by the Tramontane, a dry northerly wind which promotes outstandingly healthy fruit and reduces the need for plant protection products.

The soils are marked by the uplift of the Pyrenees which has shaped the landform and given rise to myriad vineyard sites with distinctive characteristics. The diversity here is unparalleled.