Collioure: Domaine La Tour Vieille Les Canadells 2012

A wonderful esoteric, slightly resinous, full bodied, dry white wine deliberately made in quite an oxidative style with a sherry-like bouquet and a complex palate of orchard fruit offset by wild herb notes and a long, elegant finish.

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Collioure: Domaine La Tour Vieille Les Canadells 2012

Collioure: Domaine La Tour Vieille Les Canadells 2012

The Collioure blanc from Domaine La Tour Vieille, called ‘Les Canadells’, is made from an unusual blend of 30% Rolle, 20% each of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Macabeau along with 10% Roussanne.

It is a great food wine, and producer Christine Campedieu is very precise in the dishes she recommends as partners – rock fish, grilled squid, white meat in sauce or cheese (specifically Comté, Camembert or Reblochon).

  • Style: White Wine, Dry (Sec), Full-bodied
  • Region: RoussillonCollioure
  • Producer: Christine Campadieu & Vincent Cantié
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Grape variety (Cépage): Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Macabeau, Roussanne, Rolle, Vermentino
  • Cellarage: Drinking well now but will keep for 2-3 years.
  • Vinification: The climate is well suited to viticulture as plenty of sunshine ensures optimum ripening conditions for the grapes whilst the strong Tramontane wind keeps the vines pest free. Grown on 100% schist, only the best fruit is picked 'à la main bien sûr!' from 30-year-old vines. The wine is pressed in the Vaslin-Bucher press and bottled at the beginning of the following summer.
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 14%

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Collioure: Domaine La Tour Vieille Les Canadells 2012
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15-Dec-2013
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One of my favouriteFrench Wine areas - assisted by having visited the area on two or three occasions

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One Minute Review - Collioure: Domaine La Tour Vieille Les Canadells




Christine Campadieu of Domaine la Tour Vieille introduces 'Les Canadells' - a crisp white Collioure that goes very well with Mediterranean seafood dishes.

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