Since 1701, in the Languedoc region of Southern France, our family has cared for the vineyards of Montrose with passion. To carry on this legacy we are committed to biodiversity, preservation and sustainable development.
This fruit-forward wine comes from low-yield vines, which produce grapes with depth and concentration. It's the ideal partner for Mediterranean cuisine.
Bernard and Olivier Coste - winemakers
APPELLATION: IGP Cotes de Thongue
SOILS: volcanic, calcareous-clay and siliceous-clay gravel
GRAPES: 35% grenache, 35% syrah, 30% cabernet sauvignon
WINEMAKING: Each grape variety and each terroir are vinified separately. Short maceration (one week) at low temperature (22°C, 71°F) for syrah and grenache. Long maceration (three weeks) at higher temperature (29°C, 84°F) for cabernet-sauvignon with pumping over and punching down the cap (pigeage) to obtain more structure. Wines from the different terroirs and grape varieties are blended after winter and then aged in concrete tanks. Wine is bottled during Spring.
TASTING NOTES: garnet red color. Nose of red fruit, blackcurrant and cocoa. The mouth is crunchy and round.
SERVING: Enjoy it slightly chilled on its own, or with grilled meat, pastas or cheeses
HVE3 CERTIFICATION AND CARBON NEUTRAL: Domaine Montrose is certified HVE 3, "Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3", the highest level of France's High Environmental Value Certification. It's a result of the vineyard's efforts towards virtuous agriculture: planting 2000 trees to preserve biodiversity, planting vineyard ground cover, mechanical soil work, pheromone dispensers, and etc. To limit our impact on the planet, we have reduced our CO2 emissions to a minimum. The vineyard also offset CO2 emission by financing in ecological initiatives.
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