Domaine Coste Chaude
Visan, Southern Rhône
Domaine Coste Chaude comprises of 91 acres, at an altitude of over 1000 feet in Visan/ Southern Rhône Valley. 57 acres are planted with vines whose average age is at least 40 years. Grenache, the king of the southern Rhône-Valley, is the main variety, followed by 15 acres of Syrah and a recently planted vineyard of Mourvèdre. Three white grape varieties, Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache blanc have been planted in 2012. In particular, it is the rich terroir - a mix of soil type, microclimate, sun exposure and topography- that makes Coste Chaude special. Farming methods used reflect our aspiration to make quality wine. Getting healthy grapes is fundamental to our philosophy. We deliberately do short pruning to keep production between 30 and 40 hl/ha. The vines are trained on several wires to allow them to grow a large leaf canopy. The harvest is sorted on a table before going into the winery.
Since 2014 Coste Chaude is certified converting to biological agriculture and wine making. Wines produced are full bodied, fleshy with a good minerality, freshness and concentration.