Coume del Mas Schistes 2018
Coume del Mas was created by Philippe and Nathalie Gard in 2001 and principally produce characterful wines from the steep slopes around Banyuls sur Mer in the far southwestern corner of France. Schistes is 100% Grenache Noir from 30 separate parcels of exceptional old vines from across the AOP Collioure appellation. All the fruit is hand-harvested, fully destemmed and cold-soaked with the skins before ageing in tanks. The result is an incredibly pure and expressive wine, with wonderful notes of wild red berry fruits, Mediterranean herbs, spices and cool mineral freshness.