Olivier Coste Rose Stars Languedoc 2021

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Olivier Coste Rose Stars Languedoc 2021

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Grenache 60%, Cinsault 20%, Syrah 20%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Olivier Coste

Tasting notes - A deliciously light and refreshing rosé, full of aromas of wild red berried fruit, layered with minerality and citrus nuances, through to a bright and lively finish.

Olivier Coste Rose Stars Languedoc 2021

A deliciously light and refreshing rosé, full of aromas of
wild red berried fruit, layered with minerality and citrus
nuances, through to a bright and lively finish.
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
2021 was an extremely challenging vintage across France. After a warm start to the
spring, which brought the vines along, a sudden severe frost hit vineyards during the
second week in April, damaging the buds and significantly reducing yields throughout
the Languedoc Roussillon region. Some areas were also hit by overnight black frost
which further compounded the loss of crop. While the production was significantly
reduced across the region, the remaining fruit produced juice of excellent quality.
Vineyard
Rosé wines were the first to be made on the banks of the Mediterranean and today it is
one of the ‘Stars’ of the Pays d’Oc region. Made from a blend of the traditional varietals
from the South of France, the vineyard is certified organic and yields are kept low to
concentrate the flavours in the juice. The warm Mediterranean climate is influenced the
cooling effect of the sea, resulting in intensely flavoured fruit balanced by natural
freshness. The 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 harvested in the cool of the night, in order to retain freshness and quality.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected and then destemmed to remove any undesired
green characters from the stalks. The Grenache and Cinsault grapes underwent brief
skin maceration to impart the delicate pink hue to the juice. The Syrah grapes
underwent direct pressing. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts at cool
temperatures of 15 to 18°C to retain the fruit-forward character. The wine spent several
months in stainless steel tanks, before being bottled young to retain the vibrancy.
Tasting Note
A deliciously light and refreshing rosé, full of aromas of wild red berried fruit, layered with
minerality and citrus nuances, through to a bright and lively finish.
Grape
Grenache 60%, Cinsault 20%, Syrah 20%
Winemaker: Olivier Coste
Region: LanguedocRoussillon
Subregion: Pays d'Oc
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%

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