Domaine Coste Chaude
Visan, Southern Rhône
Domaine Coste Chaude is currently owned by Vincent Tramier who purchased the property from Swiss ex-pats Marrianne and Marc Fues in 2018. The Fues’ converted the domaine to organic production and became certified by Ecocert is 2014. Vincent continues these farming practices and is now moving Coste Chaude towards biological certification. The Domaine is located on the plateau of the Southern Rhône village of Visan and is comprised of 37 hectares (91 acres), 23 hectares (57 acres) of which are devoted to vines that are planted at an altitude of over 360 meters (1181 feet). Grenache is the main red varietal, followed by Syrah and a small amount of Mourvèdre. Three white grape varieties, Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache blanc were planted in 2012 as well. The Visan plateau poses a very particular terroir; a mix of soil types (yellow ocher, brown marls. pebbles & stones over a base of limestone & alluvium), microclimate (the plateau is typically cooler than the valley) & sun exposure (all vineyards are south exposed). The aspiration is to reflect these unique qualities in the wines and getting healthy grapes is fundamental to this philosophy.
"Triology" Blanc (1/3 Viognier, 1/3 Roussanne, 1/3 Grenache Blanc)
"Florilège" Côtes du Rhône (70% Grenache, 30% Syrah)
"Madrigal" AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan (80% Grenache, 20% Syrah)
"La Rocaille" AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan (80% Grenache, 20% Syrah)
"L'Argentière" AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan (80% Syrah, 20% Grenache)