In Catalonia, dry rancio wine is as much an identity claim as a wine-making product. This wine is a real mark of the Heritage of Catalan gastronomy, culture and way of life. Some people are really “rancio lovers” because of its special taste and history.
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.