Olivier Coste Carignan Noire Je t'Aime

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Olivier Coste Carignan Noire Je t'Aime 2020, Pays d'Oc A fresh red wine with intense notes of crushed raspberry and delicate hints of spice and graphite.  Producer Note - Since his...

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Vendor: Wineman.co.ukSKU: 57139N/ATags: France, Organic, Red, vegetarian, wine

Olivier Coste Carignan Noire Je t'Aime 2020, Pays d'Oc

A fresh red wine with intense notes of crushed raspberry and delicate hints of spice and graphite. 

Producer Note - 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) original Stars range has been created for those who appreciate a modern, fresh and fruity varietal wine and is complemented by quirky packaging. 

Vintage - 2020 was a vintage filled with excellent weather conditions. The dry and mild winter was compensated for with a very rainy spring, which replenished water reserves and facilitated flowering and fruit development. The warm and dry summer, followed by good weather during harvest time allowed for superb maturation of the fruit. 

Vineyard - The Carignan Noir grapes are organically grown in the Minervois, where the warm Mediterranean climate is influenced by the cooling effect of the sea, resulting in concentrated fruit with balancing freshness. The vineyard faces south and west, optimising exposure to the sun. The 60-year old vines are pruned in the traditional Mediterranean Gobelet method, which allows the shade from the leaves to protect the grapes from the sun. As a result of the vine’s age, the poor soils and the concentration that is sought by Olivier Coste, the vines are low yielding, producing just 30 hectolitres per hectare. The 15-hectare vineyard is farmed in the traditional method, using mechanical tools rather than chemical herbicides to control weeds; pheromones are used rather than pesticides to reduce pests in the vineyard and grape pomace is employed as fertiliser to nourish the soils. In order to preserve the biodiversity of the vineyards, trees are continuously planted, over 2,000, in order to preserve and maintain the wildlife. The grapes are hand-harvested in the cool of the night, in order to retain freshness and quality. 

Winemaking - The grapes were carefully selected, 100% destemmed and then macerated for three weeks to extract aromas, colour and tannins. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts in temperature-controlled vats, with regular pump-overs to enhance the aromatic expression. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was matured in concrete vats for six months which allowed the purity of fruit to shine through. 

Tasting Note - Intense aromas of dark stewed fruit are complemented by delicate spicy notes. Rich and smooth, the palate is beautifully balanced by freshness with a wonderful purity of fruit on the finish. 

Grape Carignan 100% 

Awards 16 pts, Jancis Robinson, 2021 

Winemaker: Olivier Coste 

Region: Languedoc Roussillon 

Subregion: Pays d'Oc 

Country: France 

Alcohol: 14% 

BodyValue: C (A is light, E is full-bodied) 

Residual Sugar: 0 

Contains Sulphites: Yes 

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/No 

Milk/Eggs: No/Yes 

Organic: Yes 

Biodynamic: No 

Closure: Screwcap

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.


What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!


What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 


What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Olivier Coste Carignan Noire Je t'Aime

£13.00 £12.50