After a pleasant lunch looking at the Mediterrean we move onto the next vineyard.
Château Rouquette is owned by the Boscary family, they have been making wine here for four generations, today Jacques, Dominique, their two sons Arnaud and François run the estate which nestles atop the cliffs of La Clape region of Languedoc in 420 hectares of pine forest and Mediterranean scrub, Château Rouquette’s 58 hectares of vines are planted in small plots overlooking the sea. Consequently, in summer they reap the benefit of refreshing sea breezes, which evaporates and allows for slower, fuller maturing of the grapes.
We were met by Jacques himself and were treated to an informative trip around the property followed by the opportunity to taste the wines produced here. Once back in the tasting room we had the most wonderful tasting, there was the opportunity to try every wine produced here starting with a refreshing Rose and finishing with a sample of L’Absolu which is a Decanter Trophy winner and sells for 68 euros. With each sample we were given a fresh glass so that the wine can be enjoyed at it's best. What a special afternoon we had here – ‘thank you’ to all at Rouquette.