Saint Cosme Gigondas 1997

Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France

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Item No. 9179
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

Louis's success in the difficult vintage of 1997 was the reason I first went to see him. Although no 'Valbelle' was made in that year the Gigondas that was bottled was a triumph. It is a delight to drink now and I am pleased to have been able to buy a little extra. If you wish to experience the wines of St. Cosme and you don't wish to have your teeth coated in tannin for days then try this wine, you will not be disappointed! See our 1997 Rhone offer for more notes.

Learn About Saint Cosme Map ItMap It

Louis Barruol is the 14th generation Barruol to make wine at Saint Cosme. The Chateau was built in the late 16th Century on the site of a former Roman villa, and the remains of a Roman wine cellar, carved into the stone of the hillside, still exist in the chateau's caves. There are 37 acres of vineyards and the vines average 60 years of age. The old plots (pictured on the Gigondas label) and stitch across the escarpment of the ragged Dentelles de Montmirail, an oft-painted mountain range.

Learn About Gigondas

(jhee-gon-dahs) The muscleman of the Southern Rhone, Gigondas is situated right under the rugged, rocky range of the Dentelles de Montmirail - a sign of the rustic, edgy flavor found in wines from the area. The region, once a Cotes-du-Rhone village, earned its own appellation in 1971. Producing reds and roses, Gigondas creates top quality reds sometimes rivaling its...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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