2010 Château Coupe Roses "La Bastide" Minervois
Situated on a plateau around the villages of Minerve and La Caunette, Françoise le Calvez and Pascal Frissant work their domaine, Château Coupe Roses, with passion and care. Named for exposed rock and garrigue, their vineyards lie in the highest region of Minervois, between 750 and 1,350 feet above sea level. Cool nights and a long growing season help Château Coupe Roses produce wines of excellent acidity and freshness. "La Bastide" is an intense mouthful of mountain fruit, predominantly Grenache and Carignane with a touch of Syrah at a great price. Blue and black fruits fill out the well-framed palate. 13% abv.