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COSTIÈRES DE NÎMES RED

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


Silver medal, Concours mondial de Bruxelles 2015

Silver medal,Concours Général Agricole Paris 2015

Tasting note

An elegant, spicy and ethereal wine.


Varieties

70% syrah, 25% grenache, 5% mourvèdre.

Site

Pebbly terrain with clay-limestone subsoil. These pebbles are particularly good at radiating the warmth built up during the day back to the vines. So they play a part in getting the grapes perfectly ripe. The exceptional draining capacity of these pebbles also allows any surplus water to quickly drain away during heavy spells of rain, which prevents certain diseases from developing

Yelds

Yields are 14 hectolitres per hectare

Winemaking

based on three different Syrahs: optimal ripeness, classic syrah and carbonic maceration. Carbonic maceration is a winemaking technique using intracellular fermentation as
an aroma enhancer, and is only used for red wines. The grapes must be hand-picked so they arrive perfectly intact and not split. They are then placed whole, without
de-stemming and crushing, into a vat saturated with carbon dioxide gas. Fermentation takes place at high temperature (25° to 32°) inside the grape cells, which causes complex changes in their composition. This is a conventional way of fermenting and is temperature-controlled for 15 to 18 days in stainless and concrete vats.

Packaging

75cl. Black case 6 bottles lying down

Abv

14,5°