Collioure Puig Oriol

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Technical data

Puig Oriol shows all the potential of a mediterranean syrah : body, density and game hints.

Varieties : 70% Syrah, 25% Black grenache, 5% Carignan.

Yield : 35 hectolitres / hectare

Vinification & ageing : During a 5 weeks maceration, extraction operations are done to extract the typical aromas and the tannins from the grapes to provide body to the wine. While syrah brings body and subtiles aromas, black grenache brings fruity flavors and roundness to the mouth.

Alcohol content : 15.5%

Number of bottles produced : 4 200

The vineyard

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.

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