Terroir: Known for its exceptional micro-terroir, the Côte Vermeille, has dry and arid summers, mild winters, and a strong influence from both the Tramontana wind and the sea. The soil is Schist derived from the decomposition of the Cambrian volcanic basalt.
Age of vines: 40-50 years old
Vinification: A blend of 90% Grenache noir and 10% Carignan, only the best, perfectly ripe grapes are hand-selected and de-stemmed. Fermentation is spontaneous with indigenous yeasts. Mutage is carried out by adding organic neutral-tasting wine alcohol and maceration last approximately one month at controlled temperatures. No sulphites are added during winemaking, only a small amount at bottling to help stabilise the wine.
Ageing takes place in old wooden barrels for a minimum of 8 years. This wine is unfined and unfiltered.
Match it with: This is a sweet and complex wine with delicate and fine aromas of cocoa and roasted coffee, prunes, dried fruits and a great salinity which gives it freshness and length. Best served at 16° this wine pairs beautifully with cheese, fresh figs, foie gras, or with chocolate desserts but is also delightful just by itself!
- Carignan, Grenache Noir
- France, Roussillon
- Domaine du Traginer
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve