Collioure AOC covers still red and rosé wines from a small area in the Rousssillon region of France, just north of the border with Spain. The Collioure AOC is named after one of its four communes, a charming seaside village. The AOC covers the same delimited area as Banyuls AOC, but the latter is made exclusively as a fortified Vin Doux Noux naturel

Communes: Banyuls-sur-Mer. | Cerbère. | Collioure. | Port-Vendres.

Vineyard area & wine production: 2002 16,440hl from 480ha (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.758).

Winemaking: Harvest for Collioure AOC wines precedes that of Banyuls.

Wines

Collioure Blanc AOC: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris.

Collioure Rosé AOC: Same blend as Collioure Rouge, below.

Collioure Rouge AOC: From 60% Syrah, Grenache Noir and/or Mourvèdre, 40% Carignan and Cinsault.