Domaine Madeloc, Collioure Rouge ‘Serral’ 2018

£17.50 (75cl)

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The parcels of vines are situated at an altitude where the temperature is cooler and are ideal for the production of dry red wines. The schist soil offers mineral characteristics, elegance and strength to the wines. The high density of the rootstock per hectare (6,000 rootstock/ha) allows the vines to grow roots deep underground where they find adequate water supplies. The dry red wines are fermented in vats with a cold maceration beforehand and a warm fermentation afterwards. These various stages gently extract the aromas, colour and ensure silky tannins. The maturing is essentially carried out in vats, in view of obtaining a fruit forward style of wine. The red berry aromas of the Grenache Noir are retained. The use of oak barrel ageing offers structure to the Syrah, the Mourvèdre and the best batches of Grenache, by also adding length. 18 months maturation, 30% in oak.

Tasting note

Grenache noir offers red berry, licorice and caramel aromas. Mourvèdre and Syrah, which are much stronger, contribute structure, strength and complexity.

About the producer

Madeloc is Pierre Gaillard’s estate in Collioure, supervised by his daughter Elise. This is a real paradise, with some of the vineyards ending directly at the Mediterranean. With a lot of granite and schist soil across the 29 hectares estate, the wines have a high level of minerality with subtle iodine notes. Pierre Gaillard had always been as fascinated by the rugged beauty of the Banyuls countryside as by the huge potential of the terroir. In 2002, he purchased the old estate of Pagès and worked closely with local growers Jean Baills and his son Mathieu, owners of their own 15ha vineyard in Banyuls. The combination of Baills’ knowledge of the terroir and Gaillard’s talents as a winemaker, as well as a well-equipped cellar, has resulted in a rejuvenation of both the vineyards and the wines.

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