Roussillon and Limoux wines: the “World” selection


Jonquères d’Oriola vineyards, La Canaille, IGP Catalan Coasts, 2021

The Jonquères d’Oriola family can boast some Olympic titles in horse riding and fencing. The new generation, now headed by William, deserves to win some medals for their wines produced in the Côtes-du-Roussillon appellations (Cavalcade, Les Candelles, Icône, etc.), Collioure (Altitude 231 meters), or even for this nice blend of chardonnay and viognier from the Catalan coast, with a floral nose and a palate of white fruit. A mix of roundness and liveliness that goes well with fresh anchovy fillets, marinated in olive oil, garlic and lemon.

€8.90. Jonquères d’Oriola vineyards

Domaine Olivier Pithon, Mon P’tit Pithon, IGP Catalan Coasts, 2018

Whatever the wine in his range, Olivier Pithon’s work illustrates precision of taste. On the entry level, Mon P’tit Pithon is very much in keeping with the spirit of the estate, with this gluttony, these salty spots, this vertical construction. This mix of indigenous grape varieties, gray and white grenache and macabeu, is also an art of showing how grand and obvious simplicity can be.

€12. Domain Olivier Pithon

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Domaine de l’Edre, Carrément blanc, Roussillon coast, 2021

With high-altitude vineyards and varied exposures, this young 20-year-old estate has understood everything: it faithfully reflects its landscape in this intense and generous wine. We find the notes of garrigue, flowers and peach. It is frank, fruity, with a full finish that ends with hints of bitter orange, bringing a welcome liveliness and pizzazz.

€16. Domain of the Edre

Domaine Danjou-Banessy, Coast, IGP Catalan Coasts, 2020

All the wines from this estate reveal this notion of Catalan freshness in an impressive way. This cuvée illustrates this precisely thanks to its refined, slightly smoky and lemony notes. The enveloping aromas, based on nuances of resin and sap, spread widely in the mouth. A great harmonious wine that makes things clear.

€19. Such. : 04-68-64-18-04.

Domaine de la Rectorie, L’Argile, collioure, 2021

Although this is the last vintage of the estate, it is already presented in an expressive, dense and salivary balance. Evidently, this wine made from old gray and white grenache is strong enough to stand the test of time. It is up to each one to choose, to face their greed with their patience. Today it expresses flavors of white fruits, iodine and anise. Tomorrow it will be even more complex and will be better suited to the table than to an aperitif.

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