IGP CÔTE VERMEILLE
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.
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
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.