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 Oriol offers aromatic nose density of ripe cherry, mashed black-currant and raspberry with otherwise spicy notes. Tannins will soften with time, the mouth will turn velvety and ample from after 3 years.
It goes well with cooked meats, game in sauce and, of course, with cheese. Generally better to open a couple of hours before to serve, around 18°c.