The Coquille d'Oc is a colourful new range of wines produced here at Sainte Rose. With their striking labels, easy drinking style and affordable price point these wines are guaranteed to create an impression!
We enlisted the help of neighbouring artist friends Andy & Pascale Bridge to create a unique brand name and image for this wine. The scallop shell was a very appropriate image to use for wine from Sainte Rose for two historical reasons. Firstly this shell was a waymarker for Medieval travellers on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. There is one such shell embossed on a stone basin in front of our house as this site was once a hostellerie offering shelter to pilgrims travelling west. Secondly we have found actual scallop shells in one of our vineyards that date back to Roman times as there was a Roman settlement on the outskirts of what is now our local village.
Le Coquille D'Oc Red Wine is Syrah-dominant Languedoc blend. It is deep, ruby red in colour and has a raspberry jam, chocolate and rich mocha nose. On the palate the wine has more obvious blackberry fruit, spice and pepper. It has round tannins and a generous finish.
What the critics say about 'Le Coquille d'Oc'
An irresistible offer on this appealingly soft, ripe blend with its layers of blackberry and dark chocolate. Great with partridge, or with lighter pheasant dishes.
Susy Atkins, The Telegraph, 3rd of September, 2012
A lovely syrah-based red...It has excellent bramble fruit and an appealing, spicy chocolate finish.
Brian Elliot, Scotland on Sunday 27th March, 2012