Domaine Coste Rosé, 2020
Appellation- IGP Côtes de Thongue
Grape- 65% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 10% Syrah
Producer- The Coste family have occupied this 65-hectare estate near Pézenas since the late seventeenth century and have specialised in winemaking for more than a hundred years. Now under the management of the youthful Olivier Coste, investment continues in both the vineyards and the winery in the pursuit of high quality.
Winery- This is a rosé de saignée – a short maceration was followed by the running off of the juice to finish the fermentation, which was temperature controlled at 15-18ºC. The three grape varieties were blended after fermentation and kept in tank until bottling in late winter.
Taste- Palish pink in colour, with a plump, dry palate and flavours of strawberry and blackberry. Fresh and round with good length.