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.

Awards
16 pts, Jancis Robinson, 2021

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

A fresh red wine with intense notes of crushed raspberry
and delicate hints of spice and graphite.
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. The vineyards are located a few kilometres from Pézenas where the
Mediterranean Sea asserts its influence on the vines. The estate is certified HVE3, which
complements the family’s existing ‘Carbon Neutral’ approach. They reduce their CO2
emissions, keeping them to a minimum and offset the rest by financing ecological
initiatives, including projects in India. Olivier’s (OC)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%


Awards
16 pts, Jancis Robinson, 2021


Winemaker: Olivier Coste
Region: LanguedocRoussillon
Subregion: Pays d'Oc
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%

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