Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Code: MONA005
This generous and aristocratic Shiraz from Southern France is made to our own specifications by our team in the Languedoc and is a medal winner in the making. Showing real class and pedigree in the glass - a nose brimming with ripe plum, mulberry and damson fruits that lead to a vibrant and rich spicy palate.
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Fredéric Garrabou

Xavier Roger’s roots were firmly in the vineyards of Sancerre in the Loire Valley. Son of Jean-Max Roger whose 34ha domaine in the village of Bué, just south-west of town of Sancerre, is renowned for its production of high quality, Sancerre, Menetou-Salon and Pouilly Fumé. However three is a crowd, and with his brothers Thibault and Etienne working at the family domaine, Xavier set out on his own and made his own way. After attending winemaking school in Burgundy followed by three years of viticulture training at the agronomy school in Montpelier, Xavier spent the 1990’s gaining international winemaking experience in the US, New Zealand and Germany before returning to France to work in Bordeaux. After three years running a 60ha estate in Nimes, Xavier joined Alain Grignon who had set up LGI in 1999, along with Thierry Leduc and Englishman Mark Lynton, to run the entire winemaking operation as well as developing relationships with some of the finest growers in the region. It is these close relationships which puts Xavier ahead of all others in securing the best parcels of grapes in the region. In 2013 Alain Grignon retired and Xavier took over the general management of the company, whilst maintaining full control of the winemaking process and grower relationships. Mastering the nuances of Sothern French varietals and combining traditional as well as innovative winemaking techniques, Xavier Roger wines are a superb example of the quality that is now being produced in the South of France. 

Bright cherry red colour with aromas of cassis and blackberry, hints of violet and liquorice and subtle integrated oak. It has a dense and fruity palate with silky tannins at the finish.
Best enjoyed with a slow-cooked rabbit stew.
The grapes are harvested at optimal ripeness, get destemmed and thereafter are divided into two sections. Most of it is traditionally fermented on the skin for about ten days adding structure to the wine. A small part passes the modern process of thermovinification and hot skin contact maceration. After that, the juice goes through cool temperature fermentation. This procedure is carried out in order to extract and enhance the varietal’s aromatic qualities. At the end of the winemaking process both the modern and the traditional section are blended to a youthful and easy drinking wine.

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