Château de Montfrin

Costières de Nîmes Rouge

Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée

Found lying between Nîmes and the Mediterranean, Costières de Nîmes is the most southerly of the Rhône valley's vineyards and, paradoxically, the coolest. A climate that makes its mark on the wines, characterised by a nice fruity palate and surprisingly refreshing potential. Very Rhone-like though, Costières de Nîmes reds, rosés and whites impart the unique character of a wine area where everything naturally links back to the Rhône Valley's vineyards.

notre vin


Médaille d'or au Concours des vins d'Orange 2016 (2015 vintage out of stock)

Médaille de bronze au Concours Général Agricole Paris 2016 (2015 vintage out of stock)

Tasting note

Deep colour with dark purple tinges. Very expressive nose at first with liquorice; rounded silky mouth-feel with firm tannins. Surprisingly southern character!


Varieties

60% syrah, 20% grenache, 20% mourvèdre.

Site

Different soil types can be merged together; mixed silt and loess typical of the Costières and gravel from the Villafranchian era (pebbly terrain) with clay-limestone subsoil.

Yelds

are 45 hectolitres per hectare

Winemaking

temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Extraction is done by rack-and-return and pumping over, a number of times depending on the variety.

Packaging

75cl and 1.5l bottles. Kraft case 6 bottles lying down.

Abv

14,5°