Castelbarry / Les Coopains / 750mL
What sets this cooperative apart is very strict quality policy imposed on its members in 1969 (19 years after the cooperative was formed). Quality policy includes farming organically, sustainably and maintaining low yield (Some wines are harvested at 35hl\ha which is quite impressive for cooperative winery). Based in Montpeyroux the winery was responsible for elevating status of the region into AOC in 1985 (Coteaux Du Languedoc Montpeyroux AOC).
Name "Les Coopains" is a play on words "Coop" and "Copains" (means buddies in French). A highly complex Old Vine Grenache of intense beauty, with notes of Damson plum, followed by dark cherry, giving way to hints of licorice, dried spring flowers, cocoa. The palate is fruit driven and juicy.
Fermented in concrete vats.
Serve with: white meat, casserole and barbecue.