2019 Chateau Coupe Roses Bastide Minervois
Chateau Coupe Roses Description
The first of four Minervois cuvées, this one brought up in tank. A terrific buy for a true vin de terroir. In this wine is all the garrigue underbrush of the high Minervois, laced with high-toned blueberry notes and underpinned by Carignan's tarry black notes.
Chateau Coupe Roses has been in the Le Calvez family since 1614. Situated on the high plateau around the historic village of Minerve - long considered one of the best sites in Minervois – the estate is managed by Francoise Le Calvez and her husband, oenologist Pascal Fissant. They farm their 16 acres according to the ecological principles of lutte raisonnee, or reasoned fight, a practical approach that dictates the use of synthetic sprays only when clearly necessary. It is a fight that Pascal, schooled in the benefits of organic ground covers and blessed with an arid climate, rarely loses.
All their vineyards are hand-harvested. New vineyards have been purchased and replanted to better varieties, while their older vineyards stay in good health thanks to the couple’s organic approach. In the cellar, minimal (or no) racking and extensive lees contact are standard for special cuvees.
Carignan, Grenache and a little Syrah
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