Roche grapes

Roche, also known as Clos de la Roche is the grandest of Morey- St- Denis’ Grands Crus. It is also a very prominent Cote de Nuits AOC.

The ownership of Clos de la Roche is shared between many producers. But, the best wine is produced by only a few.

It is basically an Appellation d’origines controlee for the red wine in the Cote de Nuits area of Burgundy; Pinot noir being the major grape variety.

Wines
Vineyards
Wine grape varieties

Roche is located in community of Morey- St- Denis in Cote-d’ Or department  at the northern most part stretching to the boundaries of Gevrey- Chambertin and Grand cru vineyard Clos Saint- Denis to the south.

Towards the east is Route des Grands Crus. The AOC of this wine was created in the year 1936 and the term Clos which is a part of its name signals towards the vineyards that are enclosed by walls.

Remember to read the Wine Tasting guide…

.

History

Going a little back in time, Clos de la Roche was not an enclosed vineyard. There were no walls surrounding it.

It got Clos in its name because of the fact that the other three vineyards were encapsulated by walls. So, it got Clos in its name attributing to the “peer pressure”.

It was one of the first few Burgundy Grands Crus during 1936, the time of original Grand Cru minting. Today, it is considered as the best vineyard offering the best quality as compared to its counterparts.

But, this was not the scenario about a hundred years ago. Clos St- Denis was rated better than Clos de la Roche.

Slowly and steadily, Clos de la Roche caught up and managed to get a secured place in the hearts of the people who already had Clos St- Denis in their favorite list. Today, both are considered equal.

Wines with Roche grapes

Viticulture and climate

The vineyards where Clos de la Roche lies are truly blessed with the favorable climate. The vineyard is at the north of Clos St- Denis.

Some vineyards are at the base of the slope. The soil here is pebbled. The small rocks are rich and chalky.

This character if soil lends the wine its character and depth. The soil is only 30 cm deep but, is enough to create an amazing wine with an amazing personality.

Production of wine

About 33.1 acres of the vineyard produce this variety. The total production is about 5,000 cases of wine per year.

Records have it that in the year 2008, about 33.1 acres (13.41 hectares) of vineyard was in production with the AOC and about 448 hectoliter (44,800 L) wine was made.

The largest area of land belongs to Domaine Ponsot. Domain Ponsot owns three out of four hectare of vineyard. In the year 2008, the made 108.6075 hectoliters wine under Clos de la Roche Grand Cru AOC.

The other producers include the likes of Domaine Dujac, Domaine Leroy, Domaine Michel Magnien, Dominique Laurent, Lignier Pere et Fils, Lucien Le Moine and Maison Olivier Bernstein.

Characteristic of the wine

It is best for the people who look for diversity. Each grand Cru producing the wine has its own statement characteristic and personality.

In general, the wine is plain ruby in color. Sometimes, it is a little darker hue, giving the shades of strawberry and violet.

A photo posted by Marcos (@marcosfonseca67) on

The attractive color of the wine makes it a hit among the wine lovers. When the wine is young, it is quite tannic and as it ages, it gains a certain softness and complexity.

The aged wine is outstandingly superb. The red or black fruit encapsulates the aroma of truffle and humus.

The wine is full- bodies when it matures completely. The tannic textures and rich aromas are the signature character of this wine. The string texture of the wine is very noticeable and caresses the buds in the very first sip.

Food pairing with Roche

The wine pairs best with Asian cuisines. It is also best served with soft- centered and strong- flavored cheese.

Serving Temperature of Roche

For the young wines, the apt serving temperature is about 12 to 13 degree Celsius and for mature wines the apt serving temperature is 15 to 16 degree Celsius.

Author

Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

I have been online since it all began, with blogging and creating websites. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one of my passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

Are you a Copywriter?

We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.

Vineyards
Breweries
Alcohol and Distilleries
Wine Grape Varieties
Wine Informations
Wine Merchants
Accessories
Other
Bar and Cocktail Equipment
Bottle Opener
Glassware
Wine Accessories
Wine Opener
Alcohol Free
Beer
Ale
Brown Ale
Chinese Beer
Christmas Beer
Czech Beer
Danish Beer
English Beer
Finnish Beer
German Beer
Iceland Beer
Indian Pale Ale
Italian Beer
Japanese Beer
Lager
Mexican beer
Pale Ale
Seasonal Beer
Stout
Swedish Beer
Turkish Beer
Wheat Beer
White Ale
Champagne
French Champagne
Cocktail
Aperitivo
Campari
Cider
Cocktail Bitters
Cocktail Mixer
Cocktail Muscat
Cocktail Shakers
Cordial
Curacao
Fruit Juice
Garnishes
Mead and Tonic Wine
Muscat
Pernod
Puree
Soft Drinks
Spirits Mixer
Syrup
Dessert Wine
Argentinian Dessert Wine
Australian Dessert Wine
Chile Dessert Wine
Drambuie
English Dessert Wine
French Dessert Wine
Fruit and Ginger Wine
German Dessert Wine
Hungarian Dessert Wine
Italian Dessert Wine
Madeira and Marsala
New Zealand Dessert WIne
Portugal Dessert Wine
Sauterne
Sherry
South African Dessert Wine
Spanish Dessert Wine
Vermouth
Liquor
Absinthe
Armagnac
Baileys
Brandy
Cachaca
Calvados
Cassis
Cognac
Cognac and Brandy
Cointreau
Eau De Vie
Gin
Gin & Genever
Gran Marnier
Grappa
Irish Liqueur
Irish Vodka
Japanese
Liqueur
Pisco
Poteen
RTD'S (Ready to Drink)
Rum
Sake
Sambuca
Schnapps
Speciality
Spirit
Tequila
Tequila & Mescal
Vodka
Port Wine
French Port Wine
Portuguese Port Wine
Portuguese White Port
Ruby Port Wine
Tawny Port Wine
Red Wine
American Red Wine
Argentina Red Wine
Australian Red Wine
Austrian Red Wine
Bulgarian Red Wine
Chile Red Wine
English Red Wine
French Red Wine
Georgia Red Wine
German Red Wine
Greek Red Wine
Hungarian Red Wine
Italian Red Wine
New Zealand Red Wine
Portuguese Red Wine
South African Red Wine
Spanish Red Wine
Uruguay Red Wine
Rosé Wine
American Rosé Wine
Australian Rosé Wine
Chile Rosé Wine
English Rosé Wine
French Rosé Wine
German Rosé Wine
Italian Rosé Wine
New Zealand Rosé Wine
Portuguese Rosé Wine
South African Rosé Wine
Spanish Rosé Wine
Sparkling Wine
American Sparkling Wine
Argentina Sparkling Wine
Cava
Cyprus Sparkling Wine
French Sparkling Wine
German Sparkling Wine
Italian Sparkling Wine
Prosecco
Sekt
South African Sparkling Wine
Spanish Sparkling Wine
Walisisch Sparkling Wine
Whisky
Blended Malt Whisky
Blended Whisky
Bourbon & USA Whiskey
Grain Whisky
Irish Whiskey
Other Whisky
Scotch Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
White Wine
American White Wine
Argentina White Wine
Australian White Wine
Austrian White Wine
Chile White Wine
English White Wine
French White Wine
Georgia White Wine
German White Wine
Greek White Wine
Hungarian White Wine
Italian White Wine
New Zealand White Wine
Slovakian White Wine
South African White Wine
Spanish White Wine
Wine
Chile Wine
English Wine
Exclusive Wines
Fine Wine
French Wine
German Wine
Italian Wine
New Zealand Wine
Port Sherry Madeira
Portugal Wine
Spanish Wine
Wine Gifts
Beer Gifts
Case
Gift Packaging
Spirit Gifts
Voucher
Wine & Champagne Gifts

Wine Tours

No ratings yet.

Give this page a High Five!

Save up to 20%

Get our newsletter with the promotional code, and save a lot of money!

Online Shopping and World's Best Wines

Save up to 20%

Receive our newsletter and get the latest news, promotional codes and freebies

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This