Coume del Mas Schistes 2019
Coume del Mas was created in 2001 by Philippe and Nathalie Gard, who produce deeply 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. Typically, this is an incredibly pure and expressive wine, with wonderful notes of red berry fruits, wild Mediterranean herbs, spices and cool mineral freshness.