Château l'Esparrou

Le Castell

AOP Côtes du Rousillon

Grape varieties

Grenache Noir, Carignan, Syrah

Barrel ageing




Spicy, Fruity


Carignan, Grenache, Syrah manually harvested and whole bunch vinification for the Carignan (old vines of over 30 years of age), destemming for the Grenache and the Syrah. Cold pre-fermentation maceration. Aged in temperature controlled tanks, part of the wine being also aged in oak barrels.

Food & Wine Pairings

This round and generous wine full of ripe red and black fruits, with touches of spice, smokiness and vanilla, offers superb fruit characters and excellent balance.

Food and wine pairing: grilled rack of lamb, duck breast with cranberry sauce or vegetable couscous.

Tips from the sommelier

Serving temperature



3 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.