DOMAINE MADELOC CUVEE SERRAL COLLIOURE ROUGE PIERRE GAILLARD
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The Vines: 80% Grenache Noir, 15% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah Grenache noir offers red berry, licorice and caramel aromas. Mourvèdre and Syrah, which are much stronger, contribute structure, strength and complexity.
The Soil: The parcels, situated at an altitude where the temperature is cooler, are perfect for dry wines. The schist soil offers mineral characteristics, elegance and strength to the wines of this terroir. The high density of the rootstock per hectare (6 000 rootstock/ha)allows the vines grow roots deep down underground where they find limited water supplies.
Vinification: A manual harvest takes place.Then the wines are fermented in vats with a cold maceration beforehand and a hot fermentation afterwards. These various stages gently extract of aromas, colors and silkier tannins. The maturing is essentially carried out in vats 18 months in vats (70 %) and in barrels (30 %), in view of obtaining a pleasant and fruity wine. It conserves the red berry aromas of the Grenache Noir. The use of oak barrel ageing offers structure to the Syrah, the Mourvèdre and the best batches of Grenache, by also adding length and fat.
Tasting Notes: Dark color with intense aromas of red berries, of licorice and of vanilla. Melted tannins on the palate. The ripened Grenache offers fig notes on the finish and the Mourvèdre coasts the wine with pleasant smoky notes. Easy to drink.
The Estate: Pierre Gaillard, winemaker of Côte Rôtie, Saint Joseph, Condrieu has always been fascinated by the scenic beauty of Banyuls and the quality of the soil. He obtained Domaine Madeloc from the Pagès family in 2002.
The vineyards covering a total area of 30 hectares including 23 hectares planted spans the towns of Banyuls and Port-Vendres. The plots are scattered between the sea and the valley bottoms to mountain altitudes between 2 and 450. Orientation North, South or East enriches the complexity of wines by the creation of a multitude of microclimates. Protected from the wind, the plots of the valley have a very warm climate ideal for maturity on favorable banyuls great. The sea and altitude have a cooler climate, ideal for the slow ripening of the grapes and the balance of Collioure.
The grape varieties are typical of Roussillon, however, marked by notes of the Rhone Valley. The Grenache grape is the majority for Banyuls “vintage”, and is associated with Grenache Gris and Carignan old vines for Banyuls “traditional”. The Red Collioure is a blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Carignan. The Grenache Gris enters the composition of white Banyuls. This variety is associated with Vermentino and Roussanne for white Collioure.