Olivier Coste Rose Solis Lumen

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Olivier Coste Rosé Solis Lumen Pays d'Oc 2021 This pale blush pink rosé is lively and crisp, with red-berried fruit and citrus characters through to a refreshing finish.  Producer Note -...

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Vendor: Wineman.co.ukSKU: 57135N/ATags: France, Rose, wine

Olivier Coste Rosé Solis Lumen Pays d'Oc 2021

This pale blush pink rosé is lively and crisp, with red-berried fruit and citrus characters through to a refreshing finish. 

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 - 2021 was an extremely challenging vintage across France. After a warm start to the spring, which brought the vines along, a sudden severe frost hit vineyards during the second week in April, damaging the buds and significantly reducing yields throughout the Languedoc Roussillon region. While the production was significantly reduced across the region, the remaining fruit produced juice of excellent quality. 

Vineyard - Solis Lumen is made from a blend of traditional grape varieties from the South of France. The vineyard is certified organic and yields are kept low to concentrate the flavours in the juice. The warm Mediterranean climate is influenced by the cooling effect of the sea, resulting in intensely flavoured fruit balanced by natural freshness. The vineyard is farmed in the traditional way, 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. Sustainable cultivation methods preserve the biodiversity and the ecology of the environment in the vineyard. The grapes are harvested in the cool of the night, in order to retain freshness and quality. 

Winemaking - The grapes were carefully selected and then destemmed, before undergoing brief skin maceration to impart the delicate pink hue to the juice. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts at cool temperatures of 15 to 18°C to retain the fruity character. The wine spent several months in stainless steel tanks, before being bottled young to retain its vibrancy. 

Tasting Note - This pale blush pink rosé is lively and crisp, with red-berried fruit and citrus characters through to a refreshing finish. 

Grape Grenache Noir 80%, Cinsault 20% 

Winemaker: Olivier Coste 

Region: Languedoc Roussillon 

Subregion: Pays d'Oc 

Country: France 

Alcohol: 12.5% 

Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet) 

Residual Sugar: 0 

Contains Sulphites: Yes 

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes 

Milk/Eggs: No/No 

Organic: Yes 

Biodynamic: No 

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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. 


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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 Rose Solis Lumen

£12.50 £12.00