Chateau des Adouzes
|Chateau des Adouzes 2020 'Le Tigre' Faugeres AOC
Château des Adouzes is a new estate for the Coste family, purchased in 2018. The Coste family own the renown rosé property Domaine Montrose in the Côtes de Thongue.
Château des Adouzes sits overlooking the medieval village of Roquessels in the heart of the Faugères appellation. It is a great red wine estate. The 42-hectare vineyard features 70+ year-old vines of Grenache, Cinsault, and Carignan. The rest is Mourvedre and Syrah.
Faugères benefits from an unusual and specific geological history that compressed an ancient sea bed during the formation of the French Alps and the Pyrenees mountain ranges. The result is that the whole appellation is covered by one of the most sought after soil types in the world: schist rock. Schist is known for its capacity to drain excessive water during the heavy and sudden rainfalls Mediterranean climate receives. The cracks in the bedrock allow the vine roots to grow deep into the soil; this unique feature makes the vines very resistant to drought. Schist also absorbs and stores heat throughout the day, slowing releasing it back at night, which promotes healthy grape ripening. This exceptional terroir brings its trademark minerality and freshness to the wine it yields.
The tiger is the symbol of the power and balance that the Coste family aims to achieve in all their wines.