The côte Vermeille’s soil is made of schist rock with a thick soil layer. In this mediterranean climate, the vine has to develop some powerful roots to extract water and nutrients it needs. With only 5000 to 6000 stocks/hectare, the exposition to the sun and Tramontane, the vine produces healthy and concentrated fruits. The vineyard is organized by low dry-stone walls that draw terraces and gave the traditional architecture. Terraces and steep hills make impossible any mechanization and requires to work exclusively by hand.
Tasting & food pairing
Puig Ambeille is a wine rich in blackberry fruits and spices. In the mouth it has a powerful structure which hides silky tannins. One can award to this wine the accolade of being perfect with red or rare-cooked meats such as Pyrenean veal or Catalan lamb.
This Collioure should be opened and permitted to breathe before drinking and if possible served from a decanter at around 18’C.