A rare 100% Mourvèdre by Olivier Coste.
Since his childhood, Olivier’s favorite places to play have been the vineyards and the wine cellar at his family’s wine estate founded in 1701 in Pézenas. With this upbringing, he developed a passion for nature and Languedoc wines.
"This wine comes from a small appellation that we love, but 100% Mourvèdre is illegal there. To allow you to discover it, we had to declassify it to "Vin de France.“ Et voilà! Now you can taste this wine full of fruit, spice and character."
-- Olivier Coste
VINTAGE: . 2019
ORIGIN: great red wine terroir but illegal to talk about it.
GRAPES: 100% Mourvèdre
SOILS: illegal to talk about it
VINIFICATION: Grapes are destemmed before a 3-week maceration, with temperature control and regular pump overs to enhance the aromatic expression. Bottling takes place late winter to preserve freshness as well.
TASTING: Let the wine breathe for 10-20 minutes before drinking. Dark ruby red, a very clean wine. The nose of blueberry, violet, smoke, rose. Fresh, spicy but not spiky. Smooth on the throat. Layers of minerality in the mouth. Mourvedre can be "dangerous", thanks to the vigneron for making this wine 13%. A pleasant red wine for leisure that goes well with snack bites or your daily meal. Chill the wine before serving.
To limit our impact on the planet, we have been reducing our carbon emissions to a minimum (i.e. we use lightweight, eco-friendly bottles). We offset the rest by financing ecological initiatives.
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