Chateau de Saint Cosme "Le Claux" 2012

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Tasting Notes

This Grenache has lovely minerality, with notes of black fruit, smokey herbs, and a touch of violets. It is big and full-bodied with fine grained tannins that give grip to the long finish. Awarded 96 points from Robert Parker. Estimated maturity 2016-2032.

 

The grapes in this wine were harvested from old vines in a single vineyard with soil rich in limestone.  The vineyard surrounding the chateau is farmed biodynamically.  Grapes were pressed whole cluster. The juice was aged in a variety of oak, from new to two year old barrels, for twelve months. 

 

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.

Food Pairing Suggestions

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

Color:
Red
Origin:
France, Rhone
Grape Varietal:
Grenache/Garnacha
Price:
$117.00 each
  bottle(s)