Olivier Coste Carignan Noir Je t'aime IGP Pays d'Oc 2020

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Olivier Coste Carignan Noir Je t'aime IGP Pays d'Oc 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Carignan 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Olivier Coste

Tasting notes - Intense aromas of dark stewed fruit are complemented by delicate spicy notes. Rich and smooth, the palate is beautifully balanced by freshness with wonderful purity of fruit on the finish.

Olivier Coste Carignan Noir Je t'aime IGP Pays d'Oc 2020

A rich and smooth wine, with intense notes of dark
stewed fruits and delicate hints of spice.

 
Producer Note
Since his childhood, Olivier Coste's favourite place to play was in the vineyards and
the wine cellar at his family’s wine estate, which was founded in 1701 in Pézenas.
With this upbringing, he developed a passion for nature, the Languedoc region and
southern French wines. Brother and sister Olivier and Jeanne Coste took over
Château des Adouzes in 2018. The estate is located in the medieval village of
Roquessels in the heart of the Faugères appellation. Château des Adouzes is
certified HVE3 which complements their existing ‘Carbon Neutral’ approach by
reducing their CO2 emissions to a minimum and offsetting the rest by financing
ecological initiatives, including projects in India. Olivier’s O(c)riginal Stars range has
been created for those who appreciate a modern, fresh and fruity varietal wine and
is complemented by quirky packaging.


Vintage
2020 was a vintage filled with excellent weather conditions. The dry and mild winter
was compensated for with a very rainy spring, which replenished water reserves and
facilitated flowering and fruit development. The warm and dry summer, followed by
good weather during harvest time allowed for superb maturation of the fruit.


Vineyard
The Carignan Noir grapes are organically grown in the Minervois, where the warm
Mediterranean climate is influenced the cooling effect of the sea, resulting in
concentrated fruit with balancing freshness. The vineyard faces south and west,
optimising exposure to the sun. The 60-year old vines are pruned in the traditional
Mediterranean Gobelet method, which allows the shade from the leaves to protect
the grapes from the sun. As a result of the vine’s age, the poor soils and the
concentration that is sought by Olivier Coste, the vines are low yielding, producing
just 30 hectolitres per hectare. The 15-hectare vineyard is farmed in the traditional
method, using mechanical tools rather than chemical herbicides to control weeds;
pheromones are used rather than pesticides to reduce pests in the vineyard and
grape pomace is employed as fertiliser to nourish the soils. In order to preserve the
biodiversity of the vineyards, trees are continuously planted, over 2,000, in order to
preserve and maintain the wildlife. The grapes are hand- harvested in the cool of the
night, in order to retain freshness and quality.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected, 100% destemmed and then macerated for three
weeks to extract aromas, colour and tannins. Fermentation took place with selected
yeasts in temperature controlled vats, with regular pump-overs to enhance the
aromatic expression. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was matured in
concrete vats for six months which allowed the purity of fruit to shine through.


Tasting Note
Intense aromas of dark stewed fruit are complemented by delicate spicy notes. Rich
and smooth, the palate is beautifully balanced by freshness with wonderful purity of
fruit on the finish.


Grape
Carignan 100%

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