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La Cave de l'Abbé Rous Banyuls Grand Cru 2003

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Tasting Notes: Médaille de Bronze au concours des grands vins de Mâcon 2006 Médaille d'Argent au concours Mondial des vins de Bruxelles 2006 DESCRIPTION OF THE WINE : Colour : nice dark red garnet colour nose : mellow, complex with spicy, leathery and fruity aromas Tasting : full bodied and fat wine, tasty, peppery and well-balanced with good length. To drink with red meat, delicatessen and cheese. Percentage Grape: PRODUCER : The Château de Calce belongs to the cellar of Calce, as all the members joined together to buy this estate, located just beside the village. SOIL : Gilded and grey schists of Agly River valley. The vineyard spreads among schisteous hills covered with "garrigue" vegetation (Genevar trees, thymes, rosemary etc...)These lands of high hills are a natural reserve of wild game as rabbits, wild-boards and partridges. CLIMATE : The area of Roussillon is the most sunny part of France. The grapes ripeness is often improved by the northern wind "La Tramontane", dry and violent, but also by the sea-wind. Type of Harvest: VINEGRAPES : 40 % Grenache noir 40 % carignan 20 % syrah VINIFICATION : whole grape vinification for carignan and syrah. Classical way of wine making for the grenache noir Alcohol Percentage: 13 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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La Cave de l’Abbé Rous:
In Banyuls-sur-Mer, la Cave de l’Abbé Rous produces and sells an outstanding range of wines from Collioure and Banyuls AOC. This name was chosen as an hommage to the priest that at the end of the XIXth century was the first to sell the banyuls wine in bottles to finance the construction of his church La Cave de l’Abbé Rous works with more than 750 wine-growers. It makes selections on their ... Read more
In Banyuls-sur-Mer, la Cave de l’Abbé Rous produces and sells an outstanding range of wines from Collioure and Banyuls AOC. This name was chosen as an hommage to the priest that at the end of the XIXth century was the first to sell the banyuls wine in bottles to finance the construction of his church La Cave de l’Abbé Rous works with more than 750 wine-growers. It makes selections on their 1150 hectars to elaborate exceptional ‘‘cuvées’’. Each stage, from vine management to vinification, from aging to presentation, plays a main part for the wines of La Cave de l’Abbé Rous to be of outstanding quality. Thanks to its unique knowledge in the creation and aging of the Banyuls and Banyuls Grand Cru, la Cave de l’Abbé Rous presents a very diversified range of wines. La Cave de l’Abbé Rous exclusively distributes to professionals, wine shops and restaurants. Read less

Tasting Notes: Médaille de Bronze au concours des grands vins de Mâcon 2006 Médaille d'Argent au concours Mondial des vins de Bruxelles 2006 DESCRIPTION OF THE WINE : Colour : nice dark red garnet colour nose : mellow, complex with spicy, leathery and fruity aromas Tasting : full bodied and fat wine, tasty, peppery and well-balanced with good length. To drink with red meat, delicatessen and cheese. Percentage Grape: PRODUCER : The Château de Calce belongs to the cellar of Calce, as all the members joined together to buy this estate, located just beside the village. SOIL : Gilded and grey schists of Agly River valley. The vineyard spreads among schisteous hills covered with "garrigue" vegetation (Genevar trees, thymes, rosemary etc...)These lands of high hills are a natural reserve of wild game as rabbits, wild-boards and partridges. CLIMATE : The area of Roussillon is the most sunny part of France. The grapes ripeness is often improved by the northern wind "La Tramontane", dry and violent, but also by the sea-wind. Type of Harvest: VINEGRAPES : 40 % Grenache noir 40 % carignan 20 % syrah VINIFICATION : whole grape vinification for carignan and syrah. Classical way of wine making for the grenache noir Alcohol Percentage: 13 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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