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Malepere: Chateau de Cointes Tradition 2016


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Tasting Notes

Round and supple, not heavy as the tannins have blended and produced a very smooth wine to enjoy. 

Wine Info

Region Languedoc
Appellation Malepere
Style Red
Producer Chateau de Cointes
Grapes 50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Grenache Noir

Pairing  Cheese  Pork Wine Pairing Pork

Keeping Drink within 3 to 4 years of bottling.
Vinification Very balancing wine obtained after fermentation of grapes. Temperature controlled fermentation in vats. 
Bottle 75cl
Volume 14.5%

Producer

Chateau de Cointes

The vineyard is situated south of the fortified city of Carcassone in south-west France, Anne and Francois (he's a GP during the week and grower at the weekend), have taken over the vineyard from their family, who established the business twenty years ago.

They produce a range of single-grapes wines, as well as more complex whites and reds. This vineyard is in the Malepere - so permitted grapes include Bordeaux varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Mediterranean grapes such as Syrah and Grenache.