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Domaine des Clos de Paulilles

Collioure - Banyuls

Established in 1800 by the Bernardi family, Domaine des Clos de Paulilles has a 200 year heritage of producing fine wines in the village of Anse de Paulilles, classified as a "Grand Site de France." The estate's 63 hectares of vines are planted on sloping valleys and terraces of schist across the appellations of Collioure and Banyuls, located in the region of Roussillon.

The Collioure appellation is comprised of 1000 hectares situated in the rolling terrain between the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean. With soils comprised of mainly grey and brown schist, the region benefits from the moderating influences the altitude from slopes from the nearby mountains, the Mediterranean sea and strong, cooling Tramontane wind. Producing reds, whites and rosés, the wines of the region are known to have a distinct saline minerality.

Nestled in four communes of Collioure, Port-Vendres, Banyuls-sur-Mer and Cerbère in the extreme Eastern Pyrenees, the Banyuls region produces exclusively vin doux naturels primarily from the Grenache family of varieties (noir, gris and blanc). The top vineyard sites are planted on terraced slopes of schist that meet the Mediterranean Sea to the east.

In 2012, the Cazes family took over the domaine with the goal to build on the Bernardi's family of leadership and excellence in the eastern Roussillon.

Location: Port-Vendres, France

Owner: The Cazes Family

Winemaker: Emmanuel Cazes

Age of estate: Est 1800

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Wines by this producer

Clos de Paulilles White

Grapes: 60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Grenache Gris

Vine age: 20-50 years

Soil: Schist

Farming: Certified Organic

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Clos de Paulilles Rosé

Grapes: 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Carignan

Vine age: 20 years

Soil: Schist

Farming: Certified Organic

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Clos de Paulilles Red

Grapes: 45% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre

Vine age: 20 years

Soil: Gravel and schist

Farming: Certified Organic

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Cap Béar White

Grapes: 100% Grenache Gris

Vine age: 40-50 years

Soil: Schist

Farming: Certified Organic

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Cap Béar Red

Grapes: 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah

Vine age: 20-30 years

Soil: Schist

Farming: Certified Organic

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Rimage

Grapes: 100% Grenache

Vine age: 20-40 years

Soil: Schist

Farming: Certified Organic

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Banyuls Grand Cru

Grapes: 100% Grenache

Vine age: 50 to 70 years

Soil: Schist

Farming: Certified Organic

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