DOMAINE COSTON is a Biodynamic estate winery in the Terrasses du Larzac sub-region of Languedoc, France.
OWNER Mme Marie-Thérèse Coston and her sons Philippe and Jean-Marc Coston (06.17.35.64.80).
VINEYARDS 12 hectares (29.7 acres) in Puechabon and neighbouring Aniane in the Terrasses de Larzac. Clay-limestone. 210 metres. 5,000 vines/ha @ 2 metres x 0.80 metres. R110 and R140. Carignan (gobelet), Syrah (cordon de royat), Grenache Noir (cordon de royat). Also PV, Mourvèdre.
CERTIFICATION 2002 First vintage with full organic certification for roughly 3 hectares. 2006 Roughly 6 hectares fully organic, and another 6 hectares in conversion. 2008 The whole estate was fully organic for the first time. 2011 Full Demeter Biodynamic certification for the first time. 2017 Still certified Biodynamic by Demeter.
WINEMAKING The winery was renovated from 2000, and in 2002 the family made their own wine (as opposed to sending the grapes to the co-op). Hand picked. Stainless steel.
TERRASSES DU LARZAC BLANC 2006 85% Grenache Blanc + 15% Roussanne (oak). Nice and oily at Millésime Bio 2009. 2012 Oily but fresh at Millésime Bio 2014.
COTEAUX DU LANGUDOC ROUGE 2002 Nice wild fruit, but also some medicinal, warm, jammy, but clean and characterful at Millésime Bio 2004. 2003 Grenache Noir, Carignan, Syrah. Peppery (Syrah, carbonic maceration of the Carignan?) aromas, jammy middle (Grenache Noir), needs later picking as lacking ripeness.
TERRASSES DU LARZAC ROUGE, LES GARRIGOLES 2003 A bit peppery to be considered in the top division, but nice soft GN-style fruit I guess at Millésime Bio 2006. 2005 Grenache Noir, Syrah. Decent, soft, but doughnut but OK at Millésime Bio 2009. 2011 Medicinal at Millésime Bio 2014.
CONTACT Domaine Coston, 3 route de Montpellier [Impasse de la Viguerie], F-34150 Puechabon (Hérault), France / Tel+33 (0)220.127.116.11.96 Email domainecoston [at] yahoo.fr / Website www.domainecoston.fr