Posted on 6 November, 2013
The Coll de Roses vineyards are located on the edge of the Cap de Creus Natural Park, in the foothills of the Pyrenees as they slope down to meet the Mediterranean. The property is situated in the town of Roses, on the road that leads to Cadaqués, and all the wines produced there are included in the Designation of Origin Empordà.
The estate is influenced by the Mediterranean climate and the average annual precipitation it receives is around 400 litres. Moreover, the Tramuntana, the powerful northern wind that is a regular feature of this region, cools the air, producing an average annual temperature of 16ºC, and acts as a natural antiseptic for the vines.
The soil on the estate is the result of the erosion of rocks in the Rodes Mountain Range. The geological complex formed by these mountains has an impact on the Coll de Roses vines. The sandy granitic soil produces elegant, delicate wines, and the slate soil gives them structure and results in a higher concentration of flavour.
The vineyards on this estate were planted in the mid 1980s. There is a total of 35 hectares, including white grape varieties (Macabeo and Chardonnay) and red varieties (Grenache, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon). The estate also has 20 hectares of Argudell olive trees, a variety native to the Empordà Region.