Chateau-Coupe-Roses-in-Minervois

Chateau Coupe-Roses – The perfect wine for Valentine’s Day

With their beautiful labels and generous flavours of red and black fruit, the wines of Chateau Coupe-Roses are perfect for a Valentine’s evening in.

 

A family-run winery

 

The winery is situated in the tiny village of La Caunette, along the banks of the River Cesse just south of the Montagne Noir, in Languedoc’s Minervois AOC. Granted appellation status in 1985, the area has since benefitted from significant investment in vineyards and equipment and has become a go-to destination for excellent quality and very good value.

 

Chateau Coupe-Roses is run by Françoise Frissant Le Calvez and her husband Pascal Frissant with the help of their son Mathias, the winemaker. The name ‘Coupe Roses’ comes from the colour of the clay used by the current owner’s ancestors to build the winery buildings back in 1700, and since then every generation of the family has added something new to the estate.

 

The vineyards are high up in Minervois, so experience cool nights and moderate temperatures which allow the grapes to ripen slowly, developing good acidity and lots of flavour. With only 45 hectares, all cultivated organically and manually harvested, the vineyards are spread out in small parcels of dry and rocky hills between 250m and 400m above sea level.

 

Chateau Coupe-Roses La Bastide 2015, Minervois – 10% off

 

A 50/50 blend of Carignan and Grenache, La Bastide is a bold, expressive wine which enjoys four weeks of skin contact prior to fermentation, but no contact with oak. Packed full of moreish ripe fruit, it is balanced by a good acid structure.

 

Chateau Coupe-Roses Les Plots 2015, Minervois – 10% off

 

Les Plots 2015 leads with 70% Syrah, followed by 20% Grenache and a final 10% of Carignan. This is a wine with energy – black fruits, elegant aromatics, and lively freshness combine to make this a winter staple.

 

La Bastide and Les Plots currently have 10% off as part of our Winter Promotions.

 

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