Grape varieties : Carignan 45%, Syrah 45%, Grenache Noir 10%
The soil : “La Colomina” is a large vineyard where the three major grape varieties grow on mixed soil structures varying from deep layers of clay to the beginning of the big stony terraces to the west.
Wine making : The grapes are hand-picked and taken to the winery in crates. The grapes are destalked and crushed directly above the vats with a portable destemming and crushing machine. The vatting period lasts about two weeks. No sulphites added during the fermentation process.
Remarks : The old Carignan vines planted in 1950 and 1952 provide the structure of the wine and help bring out the flavour of the grapes from the 45 year-old Grenache vines and the young 25 year-old Syrah vines.
Gastronomy : A very fruity wine, smooth but with a pleasant tannic firmness which makes it an ideal partner for grilled meat, duck , spicy and hot dishes.