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Lou Coucardié Rouge

Michel Gassier

Lou Coucardié Rouge Bottle
Appellation
Costières de Nîmes
Variety
Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah
Age of Vines
35-55
Farming
Certified organic (AB)
Soil
Red clay, gravel, sand
Altitude
75–150 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, strict selection, 30% whole cluster, prefrementation maceration
Aging
12-18 months in neutral 500L French oak barrels

Overview

Lou Courcardié is the champion bull of the Course Camarguaise, the ancient sport of man against bull practiced in the Costières de Nîmes and the Languedoc. Unlike bull fighting in Spain, the bull is never harmed although those who face him frequently are! Michel Gassier has elected to use this name as an homage to not only these magnificent beasts but his finest efforts in the vineyard and cellar. Lou Coucardié Rouge is about 50% Mourvedre, a variety that Michel Gassier is championing in the Costières de Nîmes for its ability to produce elegant wines in even the ripest of vintages, with the remainder Grenache and Syrah.

Ratings & Reviews

93-96

2016 Lou Coucardié Rouge

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92

2015 Lou Coucardié Rouge

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92+

2014 Lou Coucardié Rouge

Source: WA

91+

2013 Lou Coucardié Rouge

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93

2012 Lou Coucardié Rouge

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93

2011 Lou Coucardié Rouge

Source: WA

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Costières de Nîmes
  • Proprietor
    Michel & Tina Gassier
  • Winemaker
    Michel Gassier
  • Size / Elevation
    70 hectares / 300 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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