Chateau Saint Cosme Gigondas "Hominis Fides" 2013

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Tasting Notes

94 points.  "Currants, blackberries, licorice and big minerality all emerge from this beautifully pure, full-bodied effort that has a big mid-palate and a serious kick of tannin that emerges on the mid-palate and finish. Give it a year or two and drink it through 2028. It’s unquestionably one of the top wines in the vintage."  - Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate March 2016


The grenache for this bottling came from very old vines planted before 1902, grown on sandy limestone soils in the southern Rhone.  Grapes were whole-cluster pressed, and post-fermentation, the wine aged for twelve months in 30% new oak, 40% in one year old barrels, and 30% in two year old barrels.  The final wine was bottled without filtration.
The St. Cosme estate sits on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa and has been in existence since 1416. Winemaker Louis Barruol took over from his father in 1993 and added a negociant arm of the business in 1997.  The property has been in the family since 1490 with 14 generations of vignerons tending the historic site.
This is one of the 4 lieux dits or cru wines from Chateau St. Cosme and is thus 100% estate fruit from very old vines. This cru was the first from Gigondas to earn a perfect 100-point score in Wine Advocate (2007 and 2010 vintage).  Limited availability due to very small production.
Food Pairing Suggestions

Duck, Grilled preparations, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Wild Game

France, Rhone
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$106.00 each
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