Grape Crush | Olivier Coste - Illegal Mourvèdre

    Olivier Coste

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    2019

    Olivier Coste - Illegal Mourvèdre

    Olivier Coste - Illegal Mourvèdre

    • winery: Olivier Coste
    • vintage: 2019
    • varietal: Mourvèdre
    • region: Languedoc
    • country: france
    • ABV: 13.0%
    • size: 750mL

    This wine comes from a small appellation in Languedoc, but as 100% mourvèdre is illegal there, the winery declassified it to "Vin de France“ and hid its origin... how sneaky! Destemmed grapes were macerated and fermented in stainless for 3 weeks, and kept there for a brief time before bottling in late winter. Smouldering plum, wild blackberry, perfumed blueberry is scented with scrubby rosemary and thorns, finishing with a wash of salinity and dusting of pepper. Tannins are sticky, but well-absorbed into the medium fleshy body.