Saint Cosme St. Joseph 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Rhone, France
100% Syrah,Arènes granitiques, Aged 12 mths: 20% in new oak–40% in 1 year old barrels - 40 % in 2 and 3 years old barrels. We will never promote enough the great terroirs of St Joseph which need several years in the bottle to get the full expression. Based on ancient growing on granitic soils, our St Joseph is complex and its oriental nose of dried flowers and spices is always mysterious.
"The 2007 St.-Joseph reveals notions of powdered rocks, black cherry and raspberry fruit, and olives. It should drink well for 5-6 years." 89-91 Points
The Wine Advocate - "The 2007 St.-Joseph reveals notions of powdered rocks, black cherry and raspberry fruit, and olives. It should drink well for 5-6 years. Range: 89-91 "
Domaine de Saint Cosme Winery
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. View all Domaine de Saint Cosme Wines
About Other RhôneView a map of Other Rhône wineries Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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