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.
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.