Domaine de la Charité

EARL Valentin et Coste
Sandrine and Christophe Coste
Chemin Issarts 7, 30650 Saze
Tel. +33 490 317 355
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 17.00-19.00. Saturday 15.00-19.00 
Mail: contact@christophecoste.com 
Web: http://www.christophecoste.com

     

Christophe Coste is the third generation at the domain. After finishing oenologic education he made his first vintage in 1998.
In 1974 his father left the cooperative and built cellars.
The domain covers 40 ha. of which 21 ha. is AOC Cotes du Rhone Village Signargues and one ha is AOC Chateauneuf du Pape.
From 2009 the vineyards are certified agriculture biologique.

Wines according to website March 2018

Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau Capucine
100% Grenache. Aged in used barriques
Capucine is the name of the couples daughter

Cotes du Rhone Village Signargues Bastian
50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre. 

Cotes du Rhone Village Signargues Cayenne
50% Grenache og 50% Syrah. Aged in barriques.

Cotes du Rhone Dame Noir
100% Mourvedre. 

Cotes du Rhone Les Ombres
100% Syrah lagret i to år på nye barriques. 
The name refers to shadows from trees at the pacel.

Cotes du Rhone Charité
50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Carignan. 

Cotes du Rhone Bastien
50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Carignan.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé d'une nuit
80% Syrah, 20% Cinsault.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Viognier
100% Viognier.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Charité
50% Grenache Blanc, 50% Viognier.

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Christophe Coste at Les Printemps in Chateauneuf du Pape 2014


Sandrine Coste.  Photo from facebook.
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At the domain is used a sorting machine when the grapes arrive to the cellar. This machine is able to sort the grapes so that grapes with a potential of more than a chosen alcohol degree (f. i.14%) can be sorted to go to fermentation in one tank and grapes with less sugar can be let to another tank. In that way the best part of the harvest can go through a longer maceration period. It should be the only sorting machine of its kind used in Rhone.
The fermentation takes place in steel tanks which are mounted horizontally and rotates gently on a central axis to assist in mixing the skins throughout the fermenting mass.
Furthermore the tanks
are constructed in such a way that they can empty themself for mass when the free run wine has left the tank and the cover at the end is removed - as seen on the photo. This vinification system is called "vinimatic"
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