Côte Roannaise, Eclat de Granite

Côte Roannaise, Eclat de Granite

Appellation: Côte Roannaise
Varietal: Gamay Saint Romain
Vineyards: Six parcels with various south/southeast facing exposure
Average age of vines: 15 - 80 years
Principal soil type: Granite and porphyry

Formerly Les Vieilles Vignes, the name was changed because some younger vines were brought on line and “Old-Vines” was not any longer completely accurate. To find a direct translation of eclat is not easy. The French have many expressions which use eclat but if you try to land on a direct equivalent you will be frustrated. Sparkle, shimmer or even burst of granite are all appropriate here. This is a wine shimmering with energy.

The Sérols continue to refine their technique and elevate their wines with each succeeding vintage. Eclat de Granite strikes an exquisite balance between dark hued fruit and mineral tension creating a conversation in the glass which is as compelling as it is seductive. Peony-like floral aromas underscore Gamay by partial whole cluster fermentation and the granitic origins add freshness, vivacity and tension. Exceptionally elegant for the underappreciated Gamay Saint Romain grape.

Eclat de Granite fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône

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CabochardDelicate pink color and aromas of freshly cut strawberry and watermellon with a kiss of lemon. Precise and energetic.

Eclat de GraniteEclat de Granite strikes an exquisite balance between dark hued fruit and mineral tension creating a conversation in the glass which is as compelling as it is seductive.

OudanThe the dark fruit palate makes one think of Syrah and the mineral tension draws ones palate toward the mineral infused wines of Saint Joseph.