Olivier Coste 'Illegal' Mourvedre 2019Regular price £13.00
A soft and approachable wine with dark fruit aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant, layered with spice and a touch of black pepper. Beautifully balanced with a fresh palate and a long, fruit-driven finish.
This wine comes from a small two hectare appellation, which is revered for the intense and concentrated wines it produces. However, it is produced from Mourvèdre, a grape variety which is not allowed under the appellation law of this tiny appellation, hence its name ‘Illégal'’, thus it is labelled as ‘Vin de France’. 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.
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