Collioure Puig Oriol

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Technical data

Puig Oriol shows all the potential of a Mediterranean syrah : body, density and hints of game.

Varieties : 70% Syrah, 25% Black Grenache, 5% Carignan.

Yield : 35 hectolitres / hectare

Vinification & ageing : During 5 weeks maceration, the process extracts the typical aromas and the tannins from the grapes to provide body to the wine. While syrah brings body and subtle aromas, black grenache brings fruity flavours and roundness in the mouth.

Alcohol content : 15.5%

Number of bottles produced : 4 200

The vineyard

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.

The layout of the vineyard hanging from the steep slopes is dominated by low dry-stone walls that draw horizontal terraces in the landscape, giving the traditional architecture seen. The steepness make any mechanization impossible and work must be exclusively by hand.

Tasting & food pairing

Puig Oriol offers aromatic nose density of ripe cherry, mashed black-currant and raspberry with otherwise spicy notes. Tannins will soften with time, after 3 years the mouth will turn ample and velvety .

It goes well with cooked meats, game in sauces and, of course, with cheese.  Generally it is better to open the bottle a couple of hours before serving, at around 18°c.

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