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Malepere: Chateau de Cointes Croix du Languedoc Marie Anne 2015


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Tasting Notes

50% of Merlot completed with Cabernet-Franc and Grenache Noir.

Rich and intense with a liquorish finish.

Wine Info

Region Languedoc
Appellation Malepere
Style Red
Producer Chateau de Cointes
Grapes

50% Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Grenache Noir

Pairing   
Keeping Drink within 3 to 4 years of bottling.
Vinification

Hand-picking of grapes from selected at the stage of maturity. Seperation, cold skin maceration, fermentation at low temperature. Aged in concrete tanks coated with resins. 

Bottle 75cl
Volume 14.0%

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.

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