Olivier Coste Carignan Blanc Rare Vin de France 2020

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Olivier Coste Carignan Blanc Rare Vin de France 2020

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 2020

A wonderfully fresh and aromatic expression of this rare
grape variety, with vibrant citrus fruit layered with hints of
almond and flint through to a crisp 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. 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 by 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
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 50-year 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%

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