Consolation is a range of wines created by Andy Cook and Philippe Gard in the Roussillon. The range is intended to reflect the best of each vintage, and changes from year to year.
At harvest, we select the best fruit from our own or friends’ vineyards and vinify it apart to reflect the character of the vintage.
Rock N Rolle 2013 is a 'Great Success' according to the Revue des Vins de France guide to the best wines of 2013. It is 'open and expressive, with nots of whites fruits, unctuous and fresh at the same time. Rich and inviting, this is a real pleasure.'
Petit Gris 2013 is now in bottle!
A blend of one demi-muid of Carignan Gris and four barriques of Grenache Gris, the wine really captures the freshness of the cool 2013 vintage.
This is enrobed in the classic ‘gris’ mouthfeel, and joins the Rock n’ Rolle in the line-up of 2013 whites bottled.
Filles de Mai to follow soon…
Each cuvée is available only in very limited quantities – maybe only 2 barels – and is genuinely hand-crafted from start to finish.
We practise shoot- and fruit-thinning in the vineyard, manual harvest, hand selection of grapes in the winery, hand-powered vertical pressing, foot-treading and manual pigeage. All this ensures we are in contact with the developing wine as much as possible.
Each year is different, and brings a different set of rules for wine style, vinification and elevage. The wines are for the most part an adventure with a single varietal. This allows us to discover the essence of each variety we grow here, and to search for our interpretation of the purest expression of each cultivar.