2019 Cave de l’Abbe Rous 'Cornet et Cie' AOP Collioure Blanc
The Collioure appellation is located within four communes on the Côte Vermeille in the Rousillon region on the extreme south-western strip of France’s Mediterranean coast. The vineyards here are wedged-in between the Pyrenees and the sea, established on steep slopes of infertile schist, defined by a landscape of irrigation channels and dry-stone walled terraces.
The wine is a blend of 55% Grenache Gris, 30% Grenache Blanc with Roussanne, Marsanne and Vermentino making up the balance. In the winery the Grenache Gris is pressed immediately, whilst the other grapes have some whole bunch maceration before pressing. Two thirds of the wine is fermented in new oak demi-muid for around 20 days.
A beautiful balance between freshness and structure with mineral notes.