Immortelle, Cotes de Roussillon
Immortelle is a wine of outstanding quality produced within the Roussillon, in the foothills of the Pyrénées.
Although the wine varies from vintage to vintage, dependent on conditions, it is a wine that always combines freshness and vitality - a characteristic that stems from the soil and the climate. The climate is hard and extreme, combining the heat of the southern sun with the cold and rain of the mountains and the effects of the Tramontane wind. The vineyard sites are primarily in Tautavel and Latour de France and are principally composed of extremely old vines, many over 100 years old. These are planted with Carignan, Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache Noir with the winemaking extremely simple; hand harvested grapes are fermented in open barrels, with simple punch down of the cap, wetting, pressing and stirring all done by hand. 18 months in 500 litre French and Austrian Demi- Muids.
The aim is to avoid power and aggression, instead looking for elegance and balance within the wine. Every vintage is different, so while our philosophy remains the same, the work in the winery is flexible and is adapted to suit each year.