Collioure wine appellation in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France

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Collioure wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Collioure is a wine appellation in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France situated around the beautiful seaside village of the same name and covering the communes of Banyuls-sur-Mer, Cerbère, Collioure and Port-Vendres.
Red wines are made from Grenache, Mourvedre or Syrah with secondary grape varieties being Carignan and Cinsault. The three principal varieties must comprise 60% and may not exceed 90% of the blend. The secondary varieties are limited to 40%.
Rose wines are made from the same grapes as the red wines with the addition of Grenache Gris which is limited to 30% of the blend.
White wines are made from Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris which must comprise at least 70% of the blend. They are supplemented by Tourbat Blanc (Malvoisie), Maccabeu, Marsanne, Roussanne and Rolle (Vermentino) but none of these can be greater than 15% of the blend.
 
     
     
     


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