Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2011
Rhone White Blends
from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
Frankly, the vinification of the Cotes du Rhone white 2011 has been a race. A race against
the heat at the end of august. A race against over-ripening, a difficult race to get the holy
grail: the freshness. In this difficult quest, the Picpoul saved us. We will never say enough
how wonderful is this magnificent forgotten grape, so well adapted to the southern
climate. It is aromatic, it is fresh, it is sharp without being agressive, it has purity and
limpidity. The most important: it does lift the other grapes, keeping the secrecy of the
civilised being. Our grand-fathers have planted many «acidic grapes» such as picpoul,
bourboulenc, colombard, ugni blanc…etc…
I think the best is the picpoul! I am happy with the Cotes du Rhone blanc 2011. Think
about it when you'll taste it: try to find this taste of picpoul which is a far cousin of
the famous sauvignon.
Fermentation in old barrels and ageing on the lies
Peach, apricot, gooseberry, grapefruit.
30% Roussanne (gravels and red clay)
20% Viognier (limestone)
20% Marsanne (limestony sands)
30% Picpoul de Pinet (limestony sands)
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