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2014 Collioure Rouge “Puig Oriol”

Domaine La Tour Vieille

2014 Collioure <i>Rouge</i> “Puig Oriol” Domaine La Tour Vieille  - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant


Collioure’s long history of viticulture dates back to the seventh century BC, when Phoenician settlers established the port town as a Mediterranean trade hub and covered the surrounding schist slopes with vines. To this day, it seems as though little has changed on this stunning stretch of coastline, where the Pyrenees dramatically dive into the sea: mechanization is virtually impossible due to the sheer gradient, and ancient stone terraces are still repaired by hand, using nothing but slabs of schist found among the vines. Keen to honor the rich Catalan tradition of winemaking on these slopes, Domaine La Tour Vieille crafts white, rosé, and red wines from Collioure, in addition to local curiosities such as late-harvest, fortified, and oxidative styles. Puig Oriol is a dry red made from primarily Syrah along with Carignan and Grenache. A brooding, wild beast with hints of black fruit and Mediterranean herbs, this is a portal to Catalonia’s stunning seaside vineyards. –Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2014
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 80% Grenache Noir, 7% Carignan, 7% Syrah, 6% Mourvèdre
  • Appellation Banyuls
  • Country France
  • Region Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Vineyard 35 to 70 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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