Château l'Esparrou


AOP Côtes du Rousillon

Grape varieties

Grenache Noir, Carignan, Syrah

Barrel ageing



Spicy, Fruity


Separate vinification of the grape varieties. Cold pre-fermentation maceration and strict temperature control. Daily load shedding and trapping. Maturing in vats before bottling, with part of the high undergrowth cuvée.

Food & Wine Pairings

Beautiful dark ruby red colour. This round and generous wine offers intense aromas of black fruit and ripe red fruit with notes of spices, smoke and vanilla.

Ample and fruity, the palate presents fine and elegant tannins, with a good aromatic persistence.

Wine & food pairing: grilled lamb chops, duck breast, tomatoes and zucchini in the Provençal style, mature cheese.

Tips from the sommelier

Serving temperature



5 years

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.