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LAPLAGE

IGP CÔTE VERMEILLE

THE BEACH

By February 1939, more than 400,000 people crossed the French border, fleeing the defeat reprisals. This massive exile forced to improvise many refugee camps in Roussillon (France). Argelès beach was the first of those camps where all concentrated men and women in there, kept for their fight to survive, including my grandfather.

This wine completes the Vins de la Memòria collection, expressing in liquid words, the penultimate chapter of Agustin's experiences in 1939.
LaPlage is about feelings and melancholy, a wine that brings back to life, as it also contains a part for a thousand of sweet rancid wine from 1939. Grey grenache, aged in a large chestnut barrel and blended with Red grenache, vinified as "blanc de noirs".

A rarity that combines an unusual blend of varieties and vintages.

Bruno Servant's vineyards, on Camí de la Retirada, have given life to the 1.188 bottles of La Plage 2019, a wine full of emotion, memory and tears from Argelès, a wine that wants to stir awareness and keep alive the memory of what must not happen never again. 

THE VINEYARD

Variety: Grey Grenache 60%, Red Grenache 40%                                                  Soil: Slate

Vineyard: Camí de la Retirada                                                                 Altitude: 400 masl

Orientation: North                                                                 Non-intervention Agriculture

Harvest: Manual                                                                                  0,6 ha - 4000kg / ha

THE WINE

Winemaking: Chestnut barrel, 650 litres                                                            Wild Yeasts

Refined in the barrel with its lees, during 5 months & Solera 1939

Vintage 2019                                                                                                        Vol: 13,5°

Robert Capa © photography

Manuel Moros © photography

Vinified in DOMAINE SERVANT, with the help of Bruno Servant, Fabrice Ríeu and Àlex Ríeu of Maison Albera.

Special thanks to Victor Jiménez and Bernard Ríeu.

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TRAVEL THROUGH THE TIME TO THE VINEYARD OF LAPLAGE

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