Near the villages of Minerve and La Caunette in Languedoc, situated on a high plateau, lies Château Coupe-Roses, an organic estate passionately run by Françoise le Calvez and Pascal Frissant. Their vineyards are at the highest altitudes in Minervois, between 750 and 1,350 feet above sea level, where the cool nights and moderate temperatures allow the grapes to ripen slowly developing great flavor while retaining acidity. Located in Le Causse and Le Petit Causse, they are primarily planted to Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and small amounts of Cinsault.
The Bastide Minervois is a blend of 45% Carignan, 45% Grenache and 5% Syrah, fermented in stainless steel and bottled without any exposure to oak. A brilliant cherry color with aromas of cherries, plum and blueberries. The palate is dry and bright with soft acidity, tannins and a smooth, round mouthfeel leading into a complex finish with motes of herbs and leather. Enjoy with grilled pork.Supplier Notes