Bernard Coste’s family have occupied this 65-hectare estate near Pézenas since the late seventeenth century, and have specialized in winemaking for more than a hundred years. Bernard himself has managed the domaine for the last twenty-five years, and has made significant investments in both the vineyards and the winery in the pursuit of high quality.
The grapes come from three seperate parcels of ten to thirty-eight year old vines, facing south and south-east. The respective soils are Villafranchian pebbles, chalky clay, and volcanic.
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.
Palish pink in colour, with a plump, dry palate and flavours of strawberry and blackberry. Long, fresh and satisfying.