Olivier Coste Illegal Mourvèdre 2019
So good it’s criminal. (Gives a self high-five)
Grape: 100% Mourvèdre
Region: Vin de France (Officially)
This wine comes from a small appellation in Languedoc, but wine made from 100% Mourvèdre is illegal there, thus, the winery declassified it to “Vin de France“ and hid its origin!
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 plus, fleshy body.
Since his childhood, Olivier Coste's favourite place to play was in the vineyards and the wine cellar at his family’s wine estate, which was founded in 1701 in Pézenas. With this upbringing, he developed a passion for nature, the Languedoc region and southern French wines.
The vineyards are located a few kilometres from Pézenas where the Mediterranean Sea asserts its influence on the vines. The estate is certified HVE3, which complements the family’s existing ‘Carbon Neutral’ approach. They reduce their CO2 emissions, keeping them to a minimum and offset the rest by financing ecological initiatives, including projects in India.
Olivier’s (OC)riginal Stars range has been created for those who appreciate a modern, fresh and fruity varietal wine and is complemented by quirky packaging.
🍇 Sustainable, Vegan