Computer Programmer Turned Vigneron

The Domaine Roc d'Anglade is located in a village in the Gard, not far from the town of Nîmes. The village Langlade is renowned for the fineness of its wines since the 15th century and has received numerous awards through the centuries, including the royal symbol of quality under Louis XIV (1696). Before the arrival of the Phylloxera, the reputation of the wines of Langlade was equivalent to that of the great wines of Burgundy.

Today the Domaine is owned by Remy Pedreno, a former computer programmer, who produces structured and elegant wines.

Domaine Roc d'Anglade

The 10 hectares of vines are mostly north facing which gives the wines a balance and a particular freshness and are produced according to the principles of organic farming; everything is handpicked; he uses natural yeast and keeps the sulphur levels as low as possible.

The vineyard enjoys a diversity of soils (sand, clay, alluvial) that optimise the balances of grape maturity. The grape varieties that Remy uses are Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Chenin. He describes Carignan as the Pinot Noir of the Languedoc saying it is a fabulous variety and his Carignan vines are quite old, between 30 and 60 years. He made his first wine from his own vines in 2002 and his aim today is to provide nothing more than sheer drinking pleasure. He produces around 30,000 bottles a year.

Remy makes his white wine using 80% white Chenin and 20% Chardonnay, which is then matured for 18 months resulting in a delicious refreshing and refined wine which is excellent with shell-fish. The red is also matured for 18 months and is rich and fruity and perfect with red meat dishes. The rosé is matured for 6 months and has a fresh and fruity taste making it a perfect accompaniment for summer cuisine.

Domaine Roc d'Anglade
700 Chemin de Vignecroze
Tél: 04 66 81 45 83
Tasting/visit of the cellars by appointment

Photos by Léo-Paul Ride

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