Pierre Hourlier Wines

Malepere: Chateau de Cointes Croix du Languedoc Clemence 2012


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Intense and complex nose, nice fleshy structure, long and well-balanced.

Region Languedoc
Appellation Malepere
Style Red
Producer Chateau de Cointes
Grapes

50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Grenache Noir

Pairing Small Game, Cheese, Red Meat.
Keeping Drink within 3 to 4 years of bottling.
Vinification

Traditional winemaking, stalked harvest grapes from selected plots, whose performance was controlled by green harvesting. Thermo-regulated fermentation.

Bottle 75cl
Volume 14.0%

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.