100% Merlot - Expressive, surprising wine with good fruit, a spicy nose and deep colour, drinks well.
Best with pork or cheese.
|Côtes de Prouilhe|
Chateau de Cointes
|Keeping||Drink within 5 years of bottling.|
Traditional vinification, maceration of short duration, with 17 days of 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.