Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2009
100% Syrah, Limestony sands, red clay and rolling stones. Aged in vat. The wines are crunchy and ripe because of the dry summer. After the fresh 2008, we come back to a stronger wine with length. This wine, made to be drunk in its youth, is often quite surprising. It will be fresh and ready to be crunched. Blackcurrant, blackberry, graphite, liquorish.
Chateau de Saint Cosme is the leading estate of Gigondas and produces the appellation’s benchmark wines. Wine has been produced on the site of Saint Cosme since Roman times, evident by the ancient Gallo-Roman vats carved into the limestone below the chateau. The property has been in the hands of Louis Barruol’s family since 1570. Henri and Claude Barruol took over in 1957 and gradually moved Saint Cosme away from the bulk wine business. Henri was one of the first in the region to work organically beginning in the 1970s. Louis Barruol took over from his father in 1992, making a dramatic shift to quality, adding a négociant arm to the business in 1997, and converting to biodynamics in 2010.