Vin de Pays (VDP) “Sur la Route” “On the road…”

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Technical data

Sur la Route is the little brother of our red Collioure, a lighter fruity wine, perfect for spring and summer barbecues.

Varieties : Black grenache (80%), Mourvèdre and Syrah

Vinification & ageing : The winemaking way is traditional : after picking the grapes are cooled and then destemmed, and crushed to macerate for 2 or 3 weeks. During fermentation, operations like pumping over are achieved to extract the components from the skin and get body and colour while fermentation turns natural sugar into alcohol. Ageing is very short and takes place in tanks.

Annual Production : 1600 bottles

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

Sur la Route is very round, pleasant and fruit-driven.
It will accompany lots of meals, such as roasted meats, vegetables on the barbecue and soft cheeses.

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