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.
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.
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.