Region: Côtes du Roussillon Village, France
Grapes: Grenache Noir
Style: Powerful and structured red
Complex herbal and spices aromas. On the palate, the fruits, such as raspberry and cherry, are crunchy and fresh. There is also a very strong stony/mineral feeling. The finish is long and pure. With subtle, but very present tannins.
Estaca is made from a planting of the oldest Grenache Noir vine, mostly grown on shale marls, in a place called Les Terres Noires in Espira de l'Agly. The whole harvest is crushed, then infused and the alcoholic fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts. Aging lasts 24 to 60 months in barrels. The wine is bottled by gravity in the lunar phase and is not yeasted, not acidified, not chaptalized, not fined, and not filtered.