Little James Basket Press White (750ml)
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Located in the heart of the Gigondas appellation, Château de Saint Cosme is regarded as an exceptional estate, still possessing well-preserved Gallo-Roman fermentation vats. The property has been in the Barruol family since 1490 and they’ve been vigernons for 14 generations with the philosophy of making wine that best define their terroir. 15 ha of old vines occupy the estate with an average age of 60 years old; the primary grapes planted are Grenache, Syrah, anc Mourvèdre. Louis Barruol took over from his father in 1992, making a dramatic shift to quality and converting to biodynamics in 2010.
The “Little James” range is their project in the Langudoc Rousillon, here the land is relatively more affordable and the production rules often less stringent than those of the classic wine appellations.
On the nose, think candied lemon and tropical fruit. On the palate, much of the same with some added minerality and pleasant acidity. Use as an aperitif, serve alongside grilled fish, or even amongst Provençal vegetables dishes.
Made from 50% Viognier and 50% Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes are picked fairly early preserve freshness and aromatics. Viognier comes from their massal selection, grown on limestone. Cold fermentation takes place in stainless steel and the wine rests in steel as well, prior to bottling and release.