Do not mind, do not worry... this 2012 is full of energy and life... the spice of life really! I cannot quite explain Coste's wines without talking about agelessness. His no so2 approach seems impossible. Delicate Gamay is his primary grape... hardly ever meant to age but a few years. AND YET! This wine is deeply layered in rich spiciness, balanced in weight and refreshing acidity, it loves a bit of a chill but sings from the cellar.
NO SO2, NO WORRIES. This former chemist relies on molecular level stability to make his wines last. And boy-oh-boy, they last. (Just make sure you finish the bottle within hours of opening😇) I love it!!!
Great with lighter meats and richer fish, heart veggie dishes and loud raucous parties (as much as intimate candle-lit dates ;)
--- **Coteaux du Giennois, France** Domaine Mathieu Coste consists of 5.5 hectares of vines planted on a single hillside facing south in the town of Saint-Père. The field has been farmed organic since 1982. His vineyards are planted predominantly to Gamay and Pinot Noir to which a small production of Sauvignon is added. His vines are head-pruned, to decrease production. He plows the weeds under several times a year to nourish the vines and no outside source of fertilizer is needed. Mathieu is a pioneer for his region. His inspiration from Burgundy shows as his wines have structure and seriousness, and can age incredibly long. Current releases from 2008 and 2010 show this to be true. Don't let the labels fool you, these are serious wines!