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Chateau Costes Cirgues sulphite free wine

Chateau Costes Cirgues is the top wine from this superb tiny family winery. All their wines are sulphite free and organically certified. It consists of 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache hand harvested into small trays from another tiny 1.6 hectare vineyard. Gravity fed, concrete fermented then aged in French oak for 15 months prior to blending.Black fruit from the Genache with some pepper from the Syrah. Big, rich and opulent. This is a superb wine.




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Costes Cirgues website states for the 2014:

Grape varieties: 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache
Aged 15 months in barrels

Surface: 2.2 ha

Yield: 20 hl/ha, 4400 numbered bottles

Harvest: Manually in picking crates

Vinification: The grapes are de-stemmed and vinified in thermo-regulated concrete tanks at a temperature of between 20° and 28°C. Daily manual punch-down of the cap allows gentle extraction of the aromatic compounds and polyphenols over a long (25-day) maceration. Careful, delicate pressing separates free-run and press juices, leaving an interesting aromatic panel for preparation and blending. The different varieties are, naturally, vinified and aged separately.

Tasting: A deep, purple-red robe envelops blackcurrant, red currant and blackberry aromas. In the mouth, these fruity flavors are accentuated by spicy, black olive and cocoa notes with a sublime end-note of licorice. This richly aromatic wine is supported by remarkable volume and fine, silky tannins – a very elegant wine, ideal for laying down and, of course, with no added sulfites!

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Location Languedoc, France
Winery Chateau Costes Cirgues
Winery status Family owned and run
Winemaker David Althof
Annual production 3720 all individually numbered
Grapes Syrah 80%, Grenache 20%
Product awards Decanter 2016 - Platinum Award, Best in Show (Rhone Style) for 2014
Gold Medals
Style Big and powerful
ABV 14
Bottle Size 75cl
Free sulphur 0
Percentage score 93
Organic Yes
Sustainable farming Yes
Gluten free Yes
Vegan Yes
Sulphite level Sulphite Free
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