Morango, Tutti Frutti Ananas
Morango, 2020, Tutti Frutti Ananas
A quintessential red to be enjoyed en masse
Region: Roussillon, France
Grape(s): Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre & Grenache
Low Sulphur: Yes
Tasting Notes: Red and black berries, slightly savoury, easy drinking
A collaboration between three friends, from three wineries, Tutti Frutti Ananasis their dream collection of fruit driven, easy going wines produced for ideal consumption by the Mediterranean but work anywhere quite frankly. Manuel (of Vinyer de la Ruca), Zé Tafé (of La Cave des Nomades) and Joachim Roque (of Domaine Carterole) farm organically and have a spread of terroir (sand, schist and quartz) and locations, from close to the sea to up towards the mountains in Roussillon near the Spanish border along the Med. The wines for Tutti Frutti Ananas are made in a cooperative cellar they share in a garage in the town centre, all fermented and aged in concrete and bottled young to leave them bursting with energy and vibrancy.
A blend of Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Grenache which co-ferment in two halves. The first half is fermented as whole bunches for a week, the second half is directly pressed giving real freshness and easy drinking to this light red. Fermented and aged in concrete and bottled unfined, unfiltered and with only a tiny amount of added sulphur this is a Tutti Frutti joy that warrants glugging with glee!