Chateau Coupe-Roses 'Bastide'
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A youthful and fresh style, bursting with bramble and spice aromas. On the palate, a little spiciness from the carignan emerges as a counterpoint to the generous fruitiness of the grenache. Framed by elegant tannins and well-balanced acidity, Bastide is a delight vintage after vintage.
The vineyards of Coupe-Roses glint white in the Occitan sunshine from the decomposed limestone that dominates the soil. On this rocky plateau - at about 300m elevation, one of the highest in the AOP – only garrigue, olives and vines can thrive. Coupe-Roses is very much a family affair, founded by Françoise and Pascal Le Calvez in 2007 and now joined by son Mathias and daughter Sarah. Covering about 40 hectares of syrah, grenache and carignan, the vineyards are organic certified, and the elevation provides elegance and freshness in these classically styled wines.
The name of the estate is derived from the high manganese content in the clay, which gives the soil a reddish hue. Historically, Françoise’s family were tilers in the area, and their company were famed for the pink-red clay tiles they produced – Coupe-Roses.