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2012 Collioure Rouge “Puig Ambeille”

Domaine La Tour Vieille

2012 Collioure <i>Rouge</i> “Puig Ambeille” Domaine La Tour Vieille  - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant


At La Tour Vieille, where the mighty Pyrenees plunge into the Mediterranean, Vincent Cantié and Christine Campadieu proudly uphold a fascinating collection of nearly extinct local traditions. This is French Catalonia, and centuries of viticulture dating back to the Phoenicians have resulted in an array of unique wines: dry and sweet whites and reds, oxidative rancio wines, solera-aged marvels recalling a bygone era... Puig Ambeille is a dry red from primarily Mourvèdre and Grenache. Imagine Bandol if it were grown in Collioure’s dark, flaky schist soils—at a price that would make any Bandol blush. Don’t miss this herb-tinged, sun-and-sea-inflected rarity from these skilled Catalan artisans. –Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2012
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 80% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 10% Carignan
  • Appellation Collioure
  • Country France
  • Region Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Vineyard 25 to 45 years
  • Soil Schist
  • Winemaker Vincent Cantié, Christine Campadieu
  • Aging Wine is bottled 10 to 18 months after fermentation
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 14%

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