Chateau La Coste Le Rouge

Château La Coste Le 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, & Cabernet Sauvignon

Elaboration: The terroir of the vineyard is clay limestone soils.  Mechanical harvesting. Must is vinified and aged in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Manual punching down and pumping over. Short vatting, to keep the fruits aroma and the suppleness of the tannins. The cellaring time is 4 years.

Tasting Notes: A gratifying wine, dominated by red fruits and fine spices. Structured with great flexibility and balance in the mouth. The tannins are light and silky. A generous finish, with the firmness of the fruit.

PRESS

2019 – 90 points Wine Enthusiast

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

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.

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