Olivier Coste Carignan Blanc Rare Vin de France 2021

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Olivier Coste Carignan Blanc Rare Vin de France 2021

Country - France

Region - Vin de France

Grape Varieties - Carignan Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Olivier Coste

Tasting notes - A wonderfully fresh and aromatic expression of this rare grape variety. Floral and fruity aromas lead to a crisp, fresh palate where the vibrant citrus fruit is layered with hints of almond and flinty minerality.

Olivier Coste Carignan Blanc Rare Vin de France 2021

A wonderfully fresh and aromatic expression of this rare
grape variety, with vibrant citrus fruit layered with hints of
melon and flint with lovely salinity on the 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.

Vineyard
Made from 100% Carignan Blanc, a rare Mediterranean variety of which there are only
250 hectares remaining, mostly in the Languedoc region. Carignan Blanc does not
feature as the main variety in any of the major appellation laws, and is therefore
labelled as Vin de France. This cuvée is produced from 70-year old vines that are
cultivated in a two hectare plot by the sea in Castelnau-de-Guers. The cooling
influence of the coastal breezes enhances the freshness of this naturally high acidity
variety and balances the rich, concentrated flavours from this warm and sunny
Mediterranean climate. The Gobelet vines are pruned according to the traditional
Mediterranean bush method, which allows the shade from the leaves to protect the
grapes from the sun. The old vines yield 60 hectolitres per hectare; the yields are not
overly restricted in order to avoid heaviness and weight in the resulting wine. The vines
are grown in limestone-rich soils, which contribute to the elegance of the cuvée and
the grapes are harvested during the cool of the night, to retain freshness.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected and 100% destemmed before pre-fermentation
maceration took place for 24 hours. The grapes were gently pressed and the must was
fermented with selected yeasts at low temperatures, in stainless steel tanks to promote
freshness and aromatic expression. The wine was then matured in stainless steel tanks
without the influence of oak.
Tasting Note
A wonderfully fresh and aromatic expression of this rare grape variety. Floral and fruity
aromas lead to a crisp, fresh palate where the vibrant citrus fruit is layered with hints of
almond and flinty minerality.
Grape
Carignan Blanc 100%


Winemaker: Olivier Coste
Region: Vin de France
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5

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