Chateau de Saint Cosme "Le Claux" 2017

Tasting Notes
From the Producer: peat, oriental spices, camphor, truffle
 
Notes from the Producer: Le Claux is the oldest vineyard at Saint Cosme and one of the first post-phylloxera plantings in France. We almost always finish harvesting at Le Claux. The grapes therefore ripen slowly, as for many top wines... This reminds me of something my father said to me one day, when I was performing a task badly because I was in too much of a rush: “If you want to move fast, slow down."
 
Grenache from old vines planted on Miocene limestone marl soils in the Font des Papes alluvial fan.
 
Whole cluster pressed and aged for twelve months in oak (20% new, 50% 2nd use, 30% 3rd-4th use). 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 began a negociant arm of the business  in 1997.  However, Le Claux comes from his own, very special estate grapes which enjoy extremely low yields and observant farming.  This has limited availability due to very small production.
Food Pairing Suggestions

Duck, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pork, Red Meat, Vegetables, Wild Game

Color:
Red
Origin:
France, Rhone
Grape Varietal:
Grenache/Garnacha
Price:
$149.00 each
  bottle(s)