France - Loire Valley - Coteaux du Giennois
Proprietor:  Mathieu Coste
Year of Establishment: 2008
Size of Estate: 5.56 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 20,000

Website: http://domainebiocoste.fr/

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Importer:  HALLE AUX VINS / ludovic@halleauxvins.com.au


Domaine Mathieu Coste is located in a quiet corner of the Coteaux du Giennois appellation in the Loire River Valley, just south from Sancerre. During his time at the region’s co-op, Mathieu Coste recognised the high-quality, organic grapes of Domaine Alain Paulat. They sprung from earth similar to that of Sancerre, a mixture of clay, limestone and siliceaous soil. Purchasing the 5-hectare vineyard in 2008, Coste retained Paulat on staff, maintaining the former owner’s strict organic techniques in the process.

 

Coste strives to produce pure wines of the highest quality, including many great examples of the Gamay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon varieties, using only natural, indigenous yeasts during a meticulous three-week whole cluster fermentation process.


 

VINES

 

Size
5.56 Ha
% of your production
100%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Argilo calcaire Kimeridgien
Varieties planted
gamay/ pinot noir/ sauvignon
Training system
Goblet with four arms
Fertilizer
Green humus
Pest control
Some copper, sulphur and preparations to boost essential oils.
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
1982

 

 
 
 

Wines

Vin de France Rebel

2014
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc 

 

Days of skin contact
12 hours
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
12 months in stainless steel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
15ppm

Coteaux du Giennois MC2

2013
Variety/ies
50%Gamay / 50%Pinot Noir

 

Days of skin contact
30 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
12 months in stainless steel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
10ppm

Tetes de Chats

2011
Variety/ies
20%Gamay / 80%Pinot Noir

 

Days of skin contact
30 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
2 years in stainless steel and 1 year in barrels
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
40ppm