Collioure Rouge CaracTerre Traginer 2021

Collioure Rouge CaracTerre Traginer
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Deep, Full, Juicy

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Collioure Rouge CaracTerre Traginer 2021, biodynamic wine, full bodied red wine, with rich ripe, red and dark fruits, sweet spices, notes of dark chocolate.  CaracTerre is a blend of 25% Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, and Syrah.  The wine is unfiltered, unfined, with just a tiny smidge of sulphites at bottling.  This new Cuvee from Jean Francois Dieu at Traginer is the most youthful, vibrant and easy drinking of his red Collioure wines.  That said, it is still a wine with body, depth and a degree of intensity.  The region’s reds tend towards the weighty side due to the naturally low yielding vines, the hot climate and the tradition.  Traginer wines are the same but with natural production always comes a degree of freshness otherwise not often found in Collioure wine.  This is simply delicious for red drinkers who generally got for something lighter but fancy some body on a cold autumnal night.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine De Traginer
Country France
Region Roussillon, France
Vintage 2021
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grapes Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Terroir Schist
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Maturation 10 months in concrete tanks
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/litre
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Charcuterie, Curries, Goats Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Sauces

The Domaine du Traginer is an 16 hectare estate which stands on steep schist slopes of Banyuls sur Mer, where the Pyrenees meets the Mediterranean Sea.

It benefits from a very sunny exposure and has been farmed using organic and biodynamic methods since 1997, though Jean-François started experimenting some 10 years earlier. The vineyards have a very low yield, and they aim to heed to ancestral traditions in their purest form. Accordingly, part of the vineyard is still ploughed with the help of a mule, guided by his 'Traginer', the Catalan term for muleteers. Anicet, Jean-François's uncle, is the last Traginer in Banyuls, as well as the most famous. At Domaine du Traginer, they never use selected yeasts and enzymes, only the best grapes and natural fermentations. Some wines are produced without sulphites. This is traditional Banyuls at its best.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Collioure Rouge CaracTerre Traginer 2021