Saint Cosme Côte-Rôtie 2012

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Tasting Notes
92 points. "Another wine that shines for its purity and elegance is the 2012 Côte-Rôtie. Possessing a terrific perfume of crushed flowers, olive, smoke and pepper, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, no hard edges and a silky, almost sexy texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. Drink it over the coming decade." - Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate, Dec. 2014
Grapes for this wine were grown on schist soils on the slopes of La Viaillère, an eastern-facing vineyard site in Côte Rôtie. After being whole-cluster pressed, this Syrah aged for 12 months in 40% in new oak and 60% from one year old barrels before being bottled without filtration. This Côte-Rôtie always shows stunning aromatics, breed and class.
Château de Saint Cosme 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 began 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.
Food Pairing Suggestions

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

France, Rhone
Grape Varietal:
100% Syrah/Shiraz
$82.00 each
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