Frederic Pourtalier trained at Grange des Peres & Alain Graillot, and is now making great wine on the family property. Each parcel, (Grenache Galets Roulets, Grenache Calcaire, Syrah and Mourvedre) is vinified separately under indigenous yeasts, and the wine is then aged in one-to-three year-old barriques. It is dense, concentrated and powerful, yet can retain an almost Burgundian balance and complexity.
"Most of Maxime’s vineyard land is comprised of schist and limestone subsoils in the sub-appellation Hautes Corbieres, bordering Fitou to the South. This is incredibly tough terrain to farm in, as there is virtually no top-soil, just pure rock and garrigue. The “Rozeta” is a blend of these two district terroirs. This blend is particularly unique, from Carignan vineyards that are dispersed with numerous varietals of older vines, namely Grenache Gris, Macabou, and Terret, which are all picked and fermented together—a true field blend of the old school." -- importer Kermit Lynch