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
Thanks to the black grenache, the nose is fruity with small fresh berries hints ; and concentrated. The round mouth offers silky tannins and can be appreciated young.
La Pinède will be ideal to go with white or red meats and even fishes. As an aperitif, it should be served around 16°c.