Intense and complex nose, nice fleshy structure, long and well-balanced.
Chateau de Cointes
|Keeping||Drink within 3 to 4 years of bottling.|
Traditional winemaking, stalked harvest grapes from selected plots, whose performance was controlled by green harvesting. Thermo-regulated fermentation.
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.