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Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions 2001

Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions 2001

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

Price: $17.99
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The 2011 vintage is available for: $24.99
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Item No. 57412
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

"One of my favorite cuvees each year is the Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions, Louis Barruol's hommage to Marcel Guigal's Cote Rotie La Mouline. There are 3,000 cases of the 2001, a tank-fermented and aged blend of 50% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan, and the rest the white varietal, Clairette. The latter component gives the wine an exotic honeysuckle note to go along with the creme de cassis, black cherries, licorice, and spice. Deep, lush, medium to full-bodied, and gorgeously fruity, it is about as sexy as a Cotes du Rhone can be. I like to call it "une petite La Mouline of the south." Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years. If you have not yet tried the wines of St.-Cosme, you're missing the boat."
-Wine Advocate

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 Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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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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