St Cosme Condrieu 2021

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Tasting Notes

Château de Saint Cosme is the leading estate of Gigondas and produces the benchmark wines of the appellation. The property has been in the hands of the Barruol family since 1490. Louis Barruol took over from his father in 1992 making a dramatic shift to quality and converting to biodynamics in 2010.

The estate lies in the heart of Gigondas where 15 hectares of vineyard grow in the shade of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountain. In addition to the estate-grown wines labeled “Château de Saint Cosme,” Louis Barruol buys grapes from contracted growers, labeling these “négociant” wines simply as “Saint Cosme.”

Saint Cosme Condrieu is produced from fully-ripened Viognier which Louis Barruol believes is essential to achieving the variety’s full potential. “But ripeness must not imply excessive alcohol,” says Barruol, “We seek balance.” The wine is matured for eight months in used 228-liter barrels and undergoes full malolactic fermentation on fine lees for 12 months.

 

 

Food Pairing Suggestions

Brunch Foods, Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, Cream Sauce Pasta, Dessert (fruit), East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Fish (white), Hors d'oeuvres, Indian Food, Just for Cocktailing, Mushrooms, Perfect Aperitif , Pork, Spicy Food, Thai or Vietnamese, Vegetables

Color/Type:
White
Origin:
France , Condrieu
Grape Varietal:
Viognier
Eco-friendly:
Organic
Price:
$100.00 each
  bottle(s)