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 : Grenache grapes are harvested in the end of August, then undergo a direct press after being cooled. Syrah is treated differently : a short maceration of a half day at low temperature is done before pressing to extract body and colour. Fermentation and ageing are achieved in tank to keep freshness and fruity aromas. The ageing process lasts only a couple of months.

Alcohol content : 14%

Number of bottles produced : 7 000

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

The nose marries fruity and floral aromas forming a refined bouquet. The colour 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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