St Cosme Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2022

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Tasting Notes

From the producer: Blackberry, bacon, graphite, blueberry, rose. With the 2021 vintage, I have reverted to the intrinsic character of my first Côtes du Rhône from 1997 to 2000. This intense, energetic Syrah with its crimson hue is fresh with ‘espressivo cantabile’ aromas of red berry fruits and a rounded palate.

Château Saint Cosme, located in the Northern Rhône village of Gigondas, is the most ancient estate in the region.  Documents show that the estate has grown grapes since 1416.  Louis Barruol’s ancestors acquired it in 1570.  Louis took over in 1992 and began negociant activities in 1997.  His estate fruit is exclusively used for his Gigondas wines, and he sources fruit for his other wines, working closely with the growers throughout the season.  His negociant wines are simply labeled Saint Cosme.

The grapes for this Syrah were grown on soils of limestone, sand, and red clay.  Barruol has been using the same two Syrah sources for years: Vinsobres brings the freshness, the complexity, and the structure; the "villafranchiennes terraces" from the Gard area (huge terraces of rolling stones) add in the color, and the power of a southern syrah. The grapes are partially destemmed and aged in tank.
Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Cheese, Duck, Grilled preparations, Ham, Hors d'oeuvres, Mexican, Mushrooms, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Tapas, Vegetables, Wild Game

France, Rhone , Côtes Du Rhône
Grape Varietal:
100% Syrah/Shiraz
$23.00 each