This co-operative winery gets its name from the man who discovered the process of fortifying wines. Arnaud de Villeneuve was born in Spain in 1240. A scholar and doctor, he wrote many medical papers and discovered the secret of distilling wine into alcohol. The Arnaud de Villeneuve winery was formed in 2007, with the merger of Caves de Salses (founded in 1909) and Cellars de Rivesaltes (founded in 1932). Including 300 member growers, the winery works with 2000 hectares of vineyards spread across the Côtes du Roussillon.
A generously concentrated red wine, the Côté Nature is a bold expression of the classic Mediteranean GSM blend. Deep garnet red in the glass, on the nose it exhibits lush aromas of blackberries, wild raspberries, sun baked plums, anise, picholine olive and lavender. Medium bodied with fine grained tannins, on the finish it is peppery and dry. A wine that reflects the wild terroir of the Roussillon.