Origin: Domaine de Sainte Rose - Pays d'Oc I.G.P.
Taste guide: Medium bodied; jammy, fruity nose; blackberry fruit, spice and pepper on the palate; round softened tannins, unoaked
75cl - 13.5% - screwcap
Domaine grown and bottled
In 2002, English couple Charles and Ruth Simpson, bought Domaine de Sainte Rose with an ambition to create outstanding wine. Having enormous respect for Old World terroir, they however employ New World techniques in the vineyard, as well as in the winery, to ensure they harvest top quality fruit and make clean wines with minimal intervention. From their 40-hectare vineyard they have now created an eclectic range of award-winning wines that have won international acclaim and are sold around the world.
Le Coquille D’Oc Red Wine is Syrah-dominant Languedoc blend with the addition of Grenache and Mourvèdre. Created exclusively from grapes grown in their own vineyards, which were meticulously farmed throughout the growing season. These grapes were carefully transformed into wine in their own state of the art winery using minimal intervention. Charles and Ruth are involved in every part of its creation, from the vine to the glass, because only then can they offer a truly personal product, created entirely by them to the highest possible standards.
It is deep, ruby red in colour and has a raspberry jam, chocolate and rich mocha nose. On the palate the wine has more obvious blackberry fruit, spice and pepper. It has round tannins and a generous finish.
Originally sold for over £9 here, and if you want to take a trip to their boutique winery near Servian in the Languedoc region of Southern France, it would still cost you over £8 - and that's with the very low French duty!
Was £6.50 but we have a few bottles of the 2014 vintage, which though still very drinkable is further reduced to just £5.50.