Buy this set of three wines and we’ll send you a code to participate in this week’s tasting.
We’re delighted to be joined by winemaker Andy Cook, direct from his winery in France’s Roussillon region, tucked next to the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenees. This is an area now producing superb reds and whites which overdeliver in value, and Mas Cristine are at right the forefront. While presenting 3 of his wines, Andy will discuss how an Englishman ended up as one of the leading winemakers in this corner of France, and what makes the Roussillon a region of such great potential. You’ll be able to taste along and ask questions throughout.
The wines are available individually or as a set.
FRTCAB - Tramontane Côtes Catalanes Macabeu 2019 £12.45
Tramontane’s winery has the most amazing position; up on the rocky cliffs above the historic Catalan port, 15 miles from the Spanish border and over looking the blue expanse of the Mediterranean. The old vines that surround the cellar are kept cool at night by the powerful tramontane winds (which the winery is named after) but get the full reflective force of the sun during the summer days.
Andy Cook, a gifted winemaker who has worked in New Zealand and France works at the winery with his partner (and in demand consultant) Phillippe Gard. Their mutual aim is to create top quality wines from the Roussillon that reflect the terroir and great old vines that they are lucky to work with.
FRMCCDRR - Mas Cristine Côtes du Roussillon Rouge £17.85
FRMCCDRW - Mas Cristine Côtes du Roussillon Blanc 2018 £17.85
15 years ago, an Englishman, Andy Cook, moved to the town of Collioure a few miles north of the Spanish border, attracted by the combination of sun, sea and affordable old vines. Today, he makes the Tramontane wines which we've supported for several years, and these new additions to our portfolio, the estate-grown Mas Cristine wines. Crafted from ancient low-yielding vineyards planted on steep schist soils, these have established a great reputation in France.