Domaine Piétri-Géraud was created at the end of the 19th century. Today it is still owned by the family and run by two women, Maguy Piétri-Géraud and her daughter Laetitia who are the fourth and fifth generations of the family winemakers.
They cultivate 20 hectares, including 16.5 hectares on the steep slopes of the communes of Collioure and Banyuls at the eastern end of the Pyrenees.
All vineyard activities are carried out by hand and yields are low, the average being 22hl/ha. The winery is in the heart of the village of Collioure amongst terraced houses and shops.
The Collioure Blanc is a blend of 80% Grenache Gris, 15% Vermentino and 5% Marsanne. The grapes are pressed direct to temperature controlled vats for fermentation followed by 12 months ageing in new oak barrels.
Pale gold in appearance, the nose is complex with grapefruit, mango and peach notes. The palate is dry and intense with a lovely mineral backbone supporting layered fruit flavours. The finish is very long. A great seafood wine.
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