Château l'Esparrou

Les Alysses

AOP Côtes du Rousillon

Grape varieties

Grenache, Marsanne

Barrel ageing





The grapes are harvested by night to protect them from the heat and fully preserve their aromas. They are refrigerated before entering a pneumatic press. 1/3 of the Marsanne is fermented and matured in French oak barrels for 4 months before being blending with the remaining Marsanne and the Grenache blanc. The wine is then aged in tanks on fine lees with regular stirring for 6 months.

Food & Wine Pairings

This is a wine showing rich aromatics that exude notes of tropical fruits and candied citrus. The palate is beautifully balanced with fat, volume and gorgeous freshness.

To be enjoyed as an aperitif, and will enhance your grilled fish, white meats and mature cheeses.

Tips from the sommelier

Serving temperature



2 years

Advice for opening

Ready to drink

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.