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DOMAINE DE COSTE CHAUDE

LVT 2018 r 2019 rosé 2018 wh  There has been a good quality leap forward here since new oenologue, E Gagnepain appeared. The domaine has been officially organic since 2011. There is soundly fruited Visan, with greater roundness than has been apparent in the past at Visan. The major wines have serious structure, notably the Visan La Rocaille, based on mid-1960s Grenache, the 2017 a ****(*) wine.

In its early days, the domaine was helped by outsiders arriving with an open mind – Marianne Fues from Zurich, her husband Marc from the Canton of the Vaud, who used to work in the formerly “illustrious” Crédit Suisse Bank… The first wine was in 1994. Around 10% can be sold in bulk, some of the Côtes du Rhône. The 2015 Côtes du Rhône Florilège red was a **** w.o.w. wine. This is a GOOD VALUE estate. The domaine changed hands in 2019. Two whites, both Visan, were introduced in the late 2010s. L'Octave is 95% Grenache blanc [depth for la table], while the Trilogy [elegant] is one-third each Grenache blanc, Roussanne and Viognier.

Marianne Fues 3100 chemin de La Carne route St Maurice par la Montagne 84820 Visan

Tel: +33(0)490 41 91 04

http://www.domaine-coste-chaude.com

info@domaine-coste-chaude.com

Countries exported to:1) NL 2) USA 3) Taiwan – before was 1) USA 2) Japan 3) Belgium, NL

Percentage Exported: 90%

British Importers: GB: N/A. Ireland: James Nicholson 7-9 Killyleagh Street Crossgar Co Down BT30 9DQ +44(0)284 483 0091 shop@jnwine.com www.jnwine.com

USA Importers: DS Trading Co Inc Wes McCullen 10520 Northlake Park Drive Ashland VA 23005 +1804 798 7673 www.dstwine.com wes.mccullen@comcast.net Z Wine Gallery Stéphane Defot Herndon VA 20170 +1240 281 0410 www.winegalleryimports.com A Tres Vite Grosse Pointe Park MI 48230 +1248 987 0700 milosicmc@sofde.com www.soifde.com Phoenix Distributing Centennial CO 80112 +1303 263 6168 markjwine@aol.com Elizabeth Imports, Steven Berardi, 14 Lanier Street, Bailey, CO 80421, elizimp@aol.com; Regal Wines, Marlton, NJ 08053 +1 856 985 6388 Artisanal Cellars White River Junction VT 05001 Rafael Flores +1802 299 7896 www.artisanalcellars.com raf@artisanalcellars.com