Château La Coste Grand Vin Rouge
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Château La Coste is a winery, art center, and resort in Southern France, about 20 kilometers north of Aix-en-Provence.
- It produces organic wines from Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence and IGP Portes de Méditerranée.
- Varietal blending takes place in a state-of-the-art vat room.
- The estate is renowned for its open-air exhibition of contemporary sculpture and its building complex designed by world-famous architects.
- The estate we see today originated in 2003, when Irish art collector and real-estate entrepreneur Patrick McKillen bought the property, converting it into a center dedicated to “Wine, Art, and Architecture.”
Varietal Composition: Grenache, Syrah, & Vermentino
Elaboration: The terroir of the vineyard is clay and limestone with elevated parcels. Parcels of old vines are selected. Hand-picked grapes are sorted in the vineyard and cellar. The grapes are whole-cluster pressed. The Must is fermented with native yeast in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats on fine lees. The wine is partially aged in barrels. The cellaring time is 3 years.
Tasting Notes: Floral nose, aromas of white fruits and citrus fruits that express a great freshness, with notes of small red berries. Balance, volume and complexity on the palate. A fresh and persistent finish.
2020 – 92 points Wine Enthusiast
Château La Coste produces organic wines from Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence and IGP Portes de Méditerranée. Covering some 200 hectares, the estate boasts a wine-making tradition dating back to Roman times, in a remarkable setting featuring vineyards, cypresses, stone pines, olive trees, and oaks.
Inspired by the exceptional terroir, Château La Coste uses organic processes and applies biodynamic principles, prioritizing quality over quantity. In 2009, Château La Coste’s wines were given the “Organic Farming” label, which acknowledges the estate’s respect for the land and for practicing farming methods in perfect harmony with nature.