The rugged terrain of the Côte Vermeille is schistous rock covered by a thick layer of soil In this Mediterranean climate, the vine must develop a powerful root system to extract the water and nutrients it needs. With a very low yield only (around 5000 stocks/hectare), the exposure to the sun and Tramontane, the grapes are healthy and concentrated.
The layout of the vineyard hanging from the steep slopes is dominated by low dry-stone walls that draw horizontal terraces in the landscape, giving the traditional architecture seen. The steepness make any mechanization impossible and work must be exclusively by hand.
Tasting & food pairing
Puig Oriol offers aromatic nose density of ripe cherry, mashed black-currant and raspberry with otherwise spicy notes. Tannins will soften with time, after 3 years the mouth will turn ample and velvety .
It goes well with cooked meats, game in sauces and, of course, with cheese. Generally it is better to open the bottle a couple of hours before serving, at around 18°c.