Collioure Rosé des Roches

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Technical data

 

Varieties : 40% Syrah, 30% Black grenache, 30% Grey grenache

Yield : 35 to 40 hectoliters / hectare

Vinification & ageing : Grenaches are harvested in the middle of August, they undergo a direct press after being cooled. Syrah is treated differently : a short maceration of a few hours at low temperature is done before being pressing to extract body and color. Fermentation and ageing are achieved in tank to keep freshness and fruit aromas. The ageing process lasts only a couple of months.

Alcohol content : 14%

Number of bottles produced : 7 000

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

The nose maries fruity and floral aromas that form a refined bouquet. The color is deep, the mouth is dynamic, ample, long and well-balanced. So Rosé des Roches is not a simple ‘summer wine’.

It can be enjoyed on its own thanks to the roundness but can also be matched with backed fishes, vegetables or white meats. It is a real ‘gastronomic rosé’.

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