Chateau de Saint Cosme, Gigondas 2018, Gigondas, Rhône Valley, France

£36.00

Chateau de Saint Cosme, Gigondas 2018, Gigondas, Rhône Valley, France

TASTING NOTE

This Gigondas wine is from one of the very best producers in France, let alone the Southern Rhone, with winemaker Louis Barruol crafting terroir-specific wines.  The wine is concentrated and well-balanced, with good structure and tannins. Flavours of blackberries are accompanied by hints of mint, lavender and black pepper.

Chateau de Saint Cosme, Gigondas 2018, Gigondas, Rhône Valley, France
Chateau de Saint Cosme, Gigondas 2018, Gigondas, Rhône Valley, France

£36.00

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Grape Varieties
  • 70% Grenache
  • 14% Syrah
  • 15% Mourvèdre
  • 1% Cinsault.

Whole cluster fermentation.  Twelve months’ ageing: 20% in new casks – 50% in casks used for 1 to 4 wines – 30% in concrete tanks.

ABV
  • 14.5%
Biodynamic
75cl
Country

France

Grape

Cinsault, Grenache, Monastrell / Mourvèdre, Syrah / Shiraz

Producer

Without doubt one of the very best producers in France, let alone the Southern Rhone, with winemaker Louis Barruol crafting terroir-specific wines

Chateau de Saint Cosme, nestled in the southern Rhone appellation of Gigondas, sings of history. With its average of 60-year-old vines, over 500 years of Barruol family ownership, and 14th generation winemaker Louis Barruol at the helm, you cannot dispute their establishment.

Louis makes a range of wines, influenced by biodynamic principles. From fantastic bang for your buck Cotes du Rhone (look for plenty of forest fruits and a graphitey nose), to the serious, bold and complex Gigondas single plots, there’s something for every palate.

For the latter of these wines, Louis prides himself on the diversity of their geology that results in the three distinctive plots. Le Poste (limestone and sand soils, littered with fossils) produces the most refined wines from the estate. Le Claux, (limestone, clay and small gravels) creates the most “Burgundian Gigondas” with elegance and complexity. By contrast, the deepest and most powerful wines from the estate come from the Hominis Fides terroir (sandy and limestone soils) resulting in texture and refined tannins.

Not stopping at Rhone, Louis’ passion for terroir took him to New York, where he grows Pinot Noir and Riesling in the Finger Lakes.

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