What’s in a name? In this one, it’s a wine cellar. The inspiration for Coupe-Roses was found in the mineral, pink clay used to make the original wine cellar in 1700.
The organic vineyards of Chateau Coupe-Roses are at the highest altitude in Minervois, where cool nights and moderate temperatures allow grapes to ripen slowly, developing great acidity and plenty of flavour.
This small 45 hectare property is run by Françoise Le Calvez and her husband Pascal Frissant, along with their son Mathias who has recently become winemaker. Their blends of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah are smooth and refined, and noted as one of Jancis Robinson’s regional highlights.