A wonderful esoteric, slightly resinous, full bodied, dry white wine with subtle, sherry-like aromas and wild herb and mineral tastes.
Domaine la Tour Vieille has bottled ‘Les Canadells’ - this complex blend of 30% Vermentino, 20% Grenache Gris, 20% Grenache Blanc, 20% Macabeau and 10% Roussanne, since 2003 when the appellation of Collioure was officially permitted to produce white wines. It is fermented on its lees in barrel and vat with regular battonage and the finished wine is highly distinctive with an oxidative (in a good way), sherry-like bouquet and rich, persistent, herb-infused flavours.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).
One of my favouriteFrench Wine areas - assisted by having visited the area on two or three occasions
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