2019 Cave de l’Abbe Rous 'Reserve des Peintres' AOP Collioure Rouge
The Collioure appellation is located within four communes on the Côte Vermeille in 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.
A blend of 80% Grenache Noir, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah. One quarter of the Grenache undergoes carbonic maceration, with the other grapes being de-stemmed and macerated for 20 days on the skins during fermentation in stainless steel tank.
Round and fruity with good length and beautifully crafted tannins, the black fruits are enhanced by notes of rosemary and black pepper.