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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Collioure Blanc “Les Canadells”
70% Grenaches blanc et gris, 10% Macabeo, 10% Roussane, 10% Vermentino 20 to 60 years Schist 13 ha total
Collioure Rosé “Rosé des Roches”
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah 20 to 60 years Schist 13 ha total
Collioure Rouge “La Pinède”
70% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 15% Mourvèdre 35 to 70 years Schist 13 ha total
Collioure Rouge “Puig Oriol”
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah 25 to 50 years Schist 13 ha total
Collioure Rouge “Puig Ambeille”
80% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache 25 to 45 years Schist 13 ha total
Vin de Pays de la Côte Vermeille “Mémoire d’Automnes”
50% Grenache Blanc, 50% Grenache Gris 35 to 75 years Schist 13 ha total
Banyuls Blanc Doux
50% Grenache Blanc 50% Grenache Gris 35 to 70 years Schist 13 ha total
Banyuls “Rimage”
90% Grenache, 10% Carignan 45 + years Schist 13 ha total
Banyuls “Rimage Mise Tardive”
90% Grenache, 10% Carignan 45 + years Schist 13 ha total
Banyuls “Reserva”
35% Grenache, 35% Grenache Gris, 30% Carignan 45 + years Schist 13 ha total
Banyuls “Vin de Méditation”
Grenache and Carignan 45 + years Schist 13 ha total
Cap de Creus “Rancio Sec”
Grenache and Carignan 45 + years Schist 13 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All grapes are harvested by hand and nothing is mechanized at all (no tractors)

• All wines are fermented traditionally with wild yeasts


Collioure Blanc “Les Canadells”:

• Grenache Gris is pressed immediately after harvest

• Grenache Blanc, Macabeo, Vermentino, Roussanne undergo a short skin maceration

• A percentage of the wine is fermented in oak barrels with a regular stirring of the lees

• Wine is bottled 6 months after harvest


Collioure Rosé “Rosé des Roches”:

• The rosé is made from saignée and undergoes a temperature-controlled fermentation
• Wine is bottled 3 months after harvest

Collioure Rouges:

• All reds undergo pump-overs and all punch-downs are by foot

• Wine is bottled 10 to 18 months after fermentation


Banyuls:

• Banyuls Blanc Doux, “Rimage”, “Rimage Mise Tardive” are all vintage wines


Banyuls Blanc Doux:

• Grapes are pressed directly after harvest

• Alcohol is added to stop fermentation so that the grapes may retain their sweetness


Vintage Banyuls:

• Non-oxidized wine that is bottled within the first year of aging

• Banyuls “Rimage Mise Tardive” similar to base wine of “Rimage”; aged in foudre for several additional years before release


Banyuls “Reserva”:

• Ages for 3 or 4 years in oak barrels


Banyuls “Vin de Méditation”:

• Solera aging process

• Wine still has a base from 1952


Vin de Pays de la Côte Vermeille “Memoire D’Automnes”:

• Grapes are picked late and undergoes a long fermentation

• Wine is intentionally left to oxidize over two years in barrel

• Similar to Vin Jaune or Dry Sherry

General Information

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation(s)
Collioure, Banyuls, Vin de Pays de la Côte Vermeille, Cap de Creus
Producer
Vincent Cantié, Christine Campadieu
Founded
1981
Annual Production
4,600 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.latourvieille.com/

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