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The versality of IGP Côtes Catalanes

With the exception of the small south-east corner by the Mediterranean Sea and the Spanish border, where Collioure and Banyuls can be found, IGP Côtes Catalanes is present throughout the Eastern Pyrenees department where it covers 3,772 hectares of vines planted in 118 communes. The IGP Côtes Catalanes certification is...
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Wind-polished pebbles

A little quirk about Côtes Catalanes’ geology is that one of its winegrowing area, the high terraces above the river Têt around Canet-en-Roussillon, is made up of a variety of rounded pebbles resulting from the erosion of the Pyrenees. These flat terraces are highly exposed and some of their wind-flattened...
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Fab at fifty: AOP Collioure rouge

This year, AOP Collioure rouge is celebrating its 50th birthday. It was the first Roussillon dry wine to be recognised through this European designation and has aged rather well, now also available in white and rosé. AOP Collioure’s vineyards overlook the Mediterranean sea from a balcony of grey schist dating...
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AOP Rivesaltes

AOP Rivesaltes produces wonderful Vins Doux Naturels (fortified sweet wines) in 4 main colours: Grenat (garnet), Ambré (amber), Tuilé (Tawny) and Rosé. You might think of them simply as dessert wines but they will surprise you when paired with spicy food or as an ingredient for a cocktail (see link...
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