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St Cosme - Cotes du Rhone 2016

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhone
  • Wine Maker: Louis Barruol
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Shiraz/Syrah
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)

Wine tasting notes

Louis Barruol notes - "All Syrah. Two sources compose this wine for many years now: I am impressed by the way they are consistant in quality watever the vintage is. Vinsobres brings the freshness, the complexity, the strength and the relief. The ‰Û¡_Ç___Ä___Ã_±villafranchiennes terraces‰Û¡_Ç___Ä___Ä_ from the Gard area (huge terraces of rolling stones) generate the colour, the power, the generosity of a southern syrah. These two go so well together, are so complementary, that I will not change this recipe. What I look for in this wine is a bright fruit followed by a well-structured mouth with a good texture. I am not necessarily searching for an aging potential, but apparently, this bottle does age. The syrah from the southern Rhone does not have the finesse of a good northern Rhone syrah, but it has fresh fruit full of charm. In 2012, our wines from Vinsobres are exceptional. Harvesting late allowed us to vinify great wines and they‰Û¡_Ç___Ä___Ä_ll be the base of our 2012 Cotes du Rhone. Look for redcurrant, blackcurrant, liquorish, and violet.‰Û¡_Ç___Ä___ÄñÔ

Winery Information

St Cosme

Louis Barruol is the 14th generation Barruol to make wine at Saint Cosme. The Ch. was built in the late 16th Century on the site of a former Roman villa, and the remains of a Roman wine cellar, carved into the stone of the hillside, still exist in the Ch.'s caves. There are 37 acres of vineyards and the vines average 60 years of age. The old plots (pictured on the Gigondas label) and stitch across the escarpment of the ragged Dentelles de Montmirail, an oft-painted mountain range. Louis is an.. read more