Château l'Esparrou

Les Alysses

AOP Côtes du Rousillon

Grape varieties

Carignan, Grenache, Syrah

Barrel ageing



Spicy, Fruity, Oaky


The fruit is entirely destemmed and is fermented with complete control over temperatures. Vatting lasts for between 20 and 24 days with maximum extraction. Each grape variety undergoes pre-fermentation maceration and is vinified separately. The wines are matured for 12 months in barrels.

Food & Wine Pairings

Intense nose of jammy black berry fruits lifted by some oak and spice notes imparted by the cask ageing. A powerful, fleshy and concentrated wine with lovely fruit-driven weight and a great tannin structure.

Les Alysses red will enhance your lamb cutlets, duck breast, meats in a sauce or characterful cheeses.

Tips from the sommelier

Serving temperature



4 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.