(From 2013 Vintage) The 30 hectares of Coudoulet are located just east of the vineyard of Beaucastel on the other side of the A7 motorway. For reasons that have now become obvious, Coudoulet is often considered the baby Beaucastel. The Coudoulet soil has many similarities to that of Beaucastel. It is made out of Molasse seabed covered by diluvial alpine deposits. These pebbles called “Galets Roulés” play a big role: They take in the heat during the day and let it if off slowly at night which gives a good start to the vines in the Spring.
"The 1999 Coudoulet rouge (a blend of 30% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault) promises to be one of the great successes of recent years. The 1999, made from low yields, is a black/purple-colored, structured, long-lived Coudoulet with medium to full body, refreshing acidity, a roasted meat characteristic intermixed with black fruits, licorice, and spice, and a layered, rich finish. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016."-The Wine Advocate