“ Château de Montfrin ”

Costières de Nîmes
Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée

RED

Dark hues. Good expression of the varieties, Zan (licorice) and iris aromas. The mouth is tight, stocky.

2018
Bronze medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (sold out)

GRAPES

60% syrah, 20% grenache, 20% mourvèdre

SOIL & VITICULTURE

Pebbly terrain. These pebbles are particulary good at radiating the warmth built up during the day back to the vines. 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.

The vines are trellised as double cordon; the bunches are spread out and get better aeration and direct sun exposure.

HARVESTS & WINEMAKING

Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Extraction is done by rack-and-return and pumping over, a number of times depending on variety.

ABV

14,5%

PACKAGING

Boxes 6 x 75cl bottles

About the appellation

Costières de Nîmes

Found lying between Nîmes and the Mediterranean sea, Costières de Nîmes is the most southerly of the Rhône Valley’s vineyard and, paradoxically, the coolest.

A climate that makes its mark on the wine, characterised by a nice fruity palate and surprisingly refreshing potential.