50% of Merlot completed with Cabernet-Franc and Grenache Noir.
Rich and intense with a liquorish finish.
Chateau de Cointes
50% Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Grenache Noir
|Keeping||Drink within 3 to 4 years of bottling.|
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.
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.