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Costières de Nîmes Red

Costières de Nîmes Red

Region

AOP Costières de Nîmes Rouge

Winemaker notes

Viticulture in Costieres de Nîmes was established in the 12th century, when the Abbey Saint Gilles du Gard began planting vines for wine production. 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.

Viticultural Notes

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

Wine

Costières de Nîmes Red

Estate

Chateau de Montfrin

Vintage

2016

Varietal

60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre

Region

AOP Costières de Nîmes Rouge

Vine Age

25-40 years

Soil

Clay-limestone

Farming

Certified Organic

Fermentation

Grapes are vinified separately in temperature controlled stainless steel. Regular pumpovers with extent and frequency depending on each variety.

Aging

Stainless steel

Alcohol

13.5%



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Montfrin La Tour Rosé

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Soil: Sand and silt

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Montfrin La Tour Red

Grapes: 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vine age: 25-40 years

Soil: Sand and silt

Farming: Organic

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Côtes du Rhône

Grapes: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Carignan

Vine age:

Soil: Clay-limestone

Farming: Organic

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Costières de Nîmes Red

Grapes: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre

Vine age: 25-40 years

Soil: Clay-limestone

Farming: Certified Organic

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