2017 Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone
Producer: Chateau de Saint Cosme
Region: Southern Rhone France
Saint Cosme, located north to the village of Gigondas, is the most ancient estate in the region. Lying on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa which very probably had its own vineyard, the estate's existence in 1416 is attested by a document mentioning the granting by Jean de Chalon, Price of Orange, "land for the planting of vines on the Saint Cosme slopes." The Barruol's ancestors acquired it in 1570, and at the end of the sixteenth century built a splendid residence over the existing cellars.
Jeb Dunnick: "The 100% Syrah 2017 Côtes du Rhône offers lots of Syrah dark fruits, pepper, and earthy minerality as well medium-bodied richness, a fine thread of acidity, and terrific balance. It’s not going to make old bones but is one delicious mouthful of a wine.”
Our staff notes that Saint Cosme has an unparalleled track record over the past five years for producing some of the most compelling wines in all of the Southern Rhone.
Included in the Taste of France Sampler.
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