Saint Cosme Gigondas le Poste 2011
Grenache from Gigondas, Rhone, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Le Poste is at the same time a wine of fruit and a wine to keep, a wine of complexity and an easy to understand one, a wine of structure and a wine of freshness. Overall, it contains the magic of the great terroirs. Le Poste is one of our early ripening terroirs. Easy to recognize. Notes of violet, raspberry and ash.
"Shows good range, with steeped pomegranate, bregamot, blackberry and raspberry fruit all melded together at the core, lined with bay leaf, apple wood and singed cedar accents. Picks up serious grip through the finish, with a mouthwatering briary edge adding serious length. "
"The remarkable 2011 Gigondas Le Poste exhibits great intensity, an amazing texture, super ripeness and lots of red and black fruits, crushed rock, spring flowers, pepper and a touch of smokiness.
The Wine Advocate
"Dark purple. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of candied flowers, dark berries and Asian spices. Vibrant and precise on the palate, offering gently sweet dark berry flavors underscored by smoky minerality. Fine-grained tannins come on late and add shape to a long, penetrating finish.
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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
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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This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in
(called Garnacha), Australia and the southern
Rhone region of France, Grenache
is the primary grape in regions such as
It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like
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