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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Côtes Catalanes Blanc “Coyade”
75% Maccabeu, 15% Carignan Blanc, 10% Grenache Blanc 40 years Clay, Limestone 1 ha
Côtes Catalanes Rouge “Roc”
70% Carignan, 30% Mourvèdre Carignan = 80 years, Mourvedre = 12 years Granite (Carignan), Schist (Mourvèdre) 1 ha
Côtes Catalanes Rouge “Rafalot”
Carignan 100 years old Clay, Limestone 1 ha
Côtes Catalanes Rouge “Coste”
Mourvèdre 12 years Schist 0.8 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Côtes Catalanes Blanc “Coyade”:
• Hand harvested
• Each grape variety is vinified separately
• Grapes are crushed by foot then pressed gently
• Natural fermentation
• Wine if vinified in demi-muids and old barrels except half of the Maccabeu is vinified in stainless steel tank
• Regular topping off of barrels and stirring of the lees
• Malolactic fermenation in old barrels
• Aged for 16 months in 12 year old barrels
• Wine is then racked into stainless steel tanks for 6 more months of aging
• Unfined and unfiltered
• “Coyade” is the name of the mountain where the vines are planted

Côtes Catalanes Rouge “Roc”:
• Hand harvested
• Whole clusters are crushed gently by foot
• Natural fermentation in cement tank for 2 weeks
• Punchdowns and pumpovers during fermentation
• Wine aged in stainless steel tanks for 12 months
• Unfined and unfiltered
• No SO2 during vinification
• “Roc” is the name of the valley where the vines are planted

Côtes Catalanes Rouge “Rafalot”:
• The enclosed exposition of the Rafalot parcel allows for the grapes to preserve their freshness and mature slowly
• Hand harvested
• Whole clusters are crushed gently by foot
• Natural fermentation in cement tank for 4 to 5 weeks
• Punchdowns and pumpovers during fermentation
• Wine aged in demi-muids and 12 year old barrels for 18 months, and then 6 months in stainless steel
• Wine is not racked
• Regular topping off of old barrels and stirring of the lees
• Unfined and unfiltered
• No SO2 during vinification
• “Rafalot” is the name of the valley where the vines are planted

Côtes Catalanes Rouge “Coste”:
• Hand harvested
• Whole clusters are crushed gently by foot
• Natural fermentation in cement tank for 3 weeks
• Punchdowns and pumpovers during fermentation
• Wine aged in demi-muids and 12 year old barrels for 18 months, and then 6 months in stainless steel
• Wine is not racked
• Regular topping off of old barrels and stirring of the lees
• Unfined and unfiltered
• No SO2 during vinification
• “Coste” is the name of the parcel

General Information

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation(s)
Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes
Producer
Emmanuelle Vinci, Olivier Varichon
Founded
2001
Annual Production
750 cs
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.domainevinci.com/

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