Tutti Frutti Ananas is a collaborative project originally founded by three vignerons in Collioure and Banyuls: Manuel di Vecchi Staraz of Vinyer de la Ruca, Zé Tafé of La Cave des Nomades and Joachim Roque of Domaine Carterole (Tafé has since exited the project). As the three produce very limited quantities of wine from their respective estates (the steep schist hills of Collioure/Banyuls are notoriously low-yielding), the goal of Tutti Frutti Ananas was to make a more approachable expression of the area's local terroirs.
A classic GSM blend (plus Carignan); the Carignan, Syrah, and Grenache are all direct pressed while the Mourvedre is macerated for 10 days. The wine ferments and ages in stainless steel and concrete tanks.
- Louis Dressner