FR11619

Collioure, Réserve des Peintres, Abbé Rous 2019



£16.60

75cl ALC 14.5%

A very textured red with juicy strawberry fruit, good complexity and an almost Pinot Noir-like softness. It's made from old vines and matured in wood in spectacular cellars in picturesque Collioure on France's Vermilion Coast.


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France, South of France, Languedoc-Roussillon

Still Red

80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah

Full-bodied

Drink or Keep

2019

Game Casserole

14.5%

75cl

Press Review

"The 2019 Abbé Rous ‘Réserve des Peintres’ Collioure from Matisse country in deepest south-west of France (it’s almost in Spain) is perfect winter fare, being crammed with ripe, juicy red fruit. A blend of oak-aged, old vine Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, it’s rich, soft and suitably warming."

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Johnny Ray, The Spectator

November 12, 2022

La Cave de l'Abbé Rous

Abbé Rous specialises in the unique wines of Collioure and Banyuls, produced on spectacular terraces overlooking the Mediterranean.

La Cave de l'Abbé Rous is an association of five co-operatives, formed in 1950, to promote the wines of the area. In 1964 they built a new cave above the town containing over 1000 different vats, foudres and barrels including one purported to be the largest wooden vat in the world. They have 750 members, looking after about 700 ha of vineyards in over 750 different parcels so most of them are small producers who have another job rather than full-time vignerons. Between them they produce nearly 75% of the annual Banyuls production and 50% of Collioure. Grape varieties are mainly Grenache Noir for the reds with Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Marsanne for the whites. Banyuls and Banyuls Grand Cru are solely for the vin doux naturel, while Collioure is for white, red and ros, with the whites being classified only in 2003. Vineyards are generally on steep slopes above and around the villages of Banyulssur- Mer and Collioure where ancient vines and terraces are common, resulting in tiny yields and back-breaking work in the winter replacing soil which has been washed down the slopes. The terraces and drainage channels were begun in the 13th century using techniques introduced by the Knights Templar. The name Abbé Rous comes from a priest, Francis Rous, who raised money for his church by starting a wine business in 1870. It proved so successful that, following complaints from landowners and merchants, he was banned from trading in wine. The name celebrates his spirit.

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