Domaine de la Charité

Sandrine and Christophe Coste
5, Chemin Issarts 30650 Saze
Tel. +33 607 608 341

Direct sale: Yes
Mail: Via website


"Our first land and our first estate - Domaine de La Charité - owes its particular name, according to the land register, to the lord of Saze who, in the Middle Ages, entrusted this plot of land to the clergy of the village to grow vines. and thus produce a mass wine - the wine of Charity. The history of our cellar, and its five hectares that we had at the beginning, goes back three generations until 1964, when we decided to detach ourselves from the Rochefort-du-Gard wine cooperative in order to become an independent producer and work only within the family framework. In 1991, we acquired a second domain of 13 hectares - Domaine de Javone - which was at that time the property of Baron Baroncelli Javon, the banker of the Popes of Avignon. We have dedicated this area to the export market with different varieties of grape varieties." - Quote from website

Since 2009 the vineyards are certified agriculture biologique.

Wines according to website December 2020

Chateauneuf du Pape La Fleur de Capucine
!00% Grenache. 60-years old vines from Galimardes.
Aged in demi-muid for 12-24 months

Cotes du Rhone Village Signargues Altitude 150
70% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre. Fermented and aged in demi-muids for 8-12 months. 

Cotes du Rhone La Trilogie
50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 10% Carignan from
lieu-dit "La Charite".

Cotes du Rhone Les Ombres
100% Syrah. 24 months in demi-muids

Cotes du Rhone La Dame Noir
100% Mourvedre. Partly aged in demi-muids for 6 months

Cotes du Rhone Rosé La Triologie
70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc La Triologie
50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Viognier, 20% Ugni Blanc

Domaine de Javone Cotes du Rhone La Première Pente
60% Syrah, 40% Grenache.

Domaine de Javone Cotes du Rhone Rosé La Première Pente
70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah.

Domaine de JavoneCotes du Rhone Blanc La Première Pente
50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Viognier, 20% Ugni Blanc

Christophe Coste at Les Printemps in Chateauneuf du Pape 2014

Sandrine Coste.  Photo from facebook.

At the domain is used a sorting machine when the grapes arrive to the cellar. This machine is able to sort the grapes so that grapes with a potential of more than a chosen alcohol degree (f. i.14%) can be sorted to go to fermentation in one tank and grapes with less sugar can be let to another tank. In that way the best part of the harvest can go through a longer maceration period. It should be the only sorting machine of its kind used in Rhone.
The fermentation takes place in steel tanks which are mounted horizontally and rotates gently on a central axis to assist in mixing the skins throughout the fermenting mass.
Furthermore the tanks
are constructed in such a way that they can empty themself for mass when the free run wine has left the tank and the cover at the end is removed - as seen on the photo. This vinification system is called "vinimatic"

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