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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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).
Domaine la Tour Vieille was created in 1982 by Vincent Cantié (from Collioure) and Christine Campadieu (from Banyuls) and now comprises of 32 acres of vines, meticulously farmed by hand. Christine and Vincent are respectively 4th and 3rd generation winemakers in this region. They met in 1989 and since then they have worked to "develop and maintain the domaine and feel really happy."
With their viticulturalist Jean Baills, they have an excellent track record of producing lovingly-crafted wines with a strong sense of terroir and tradition.
Yapp Brothers are members of 'The Bunch', a group of Britain's best independent wine merchants.
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