Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc
150cl * 13% ABV * AOC Collioure, Roussillon, South of France
Collioure, a picture-postcard seaside town on the Vermilion coast near the Spanish border, is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in the Roussillon wine region of France. This incredible wine region, France’s most southerly, was established in the 6th century BC by the Phoenicians. Down the centuries, vineyards gradually spread across the dizzyingly steep terraces overlooking the sea.
If you had to single out one iconic grape variety for Collioure, it would be Grenache. It comes in black (for red wines), white and blush versions (for white wines). On these schist soils between the sea and the mountains, Grenache shows distinctive site-expressiveness, acting as a catalyst for power and finesse, ripeness and salinity. It is one of the salient markers of the area’s identity.
This wine is complex on the nose with notes of fleshy fruit such as apricots and peaches, followed by a floral bouquet. Full of minerality and salinity with great length on the finish.
Pairs beautifully with grilled and roasted white meats, fish, shellfish salads and clam risotto, mild creamy cheeses, mature, strong cheeses, and with Asian and spiced dishes.
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