Saint Cosme Gigondas Le Claux (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    —-

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Rhone

  • Sub-Region

    Gigondas

  • Grape

    Grenache

  • Food Pairing

    Grilled MeatRatatouilleStew

  • Farming Method

    Organic Learn More

  • Vegan Friendly

    Yes

Saint Cosme – located north to the village of Gigondas – is the most ancient estate in the region (evidence of a Gallo-Roman villa on the site date to 1416!). The diversity of soils and cool micro-climates encourages slow, even and late ripening of grapes. The dedication at Saint Cosme is total; they want to best express the extraordinary potential of the terroir. Years of experience, old vines and organic viticulture are also key contributing factors to the high quality of Saint Cosme wines and their elegant house style.

Tasting Notes

The soil at Le Claux is a yellowish limestone marl and produces the most “Burgundian” wine at Saint Cosme. “It’s extremely refined and fresh with lots of bouquet. Its propensity to mature is excellent,” says Barruol. The wine features aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, violet, peat, Chinese Five Spice, and camphor.

Method

The 1.8-hectare Le Claux—meaning “Clos” in old French—is a field blend of predominately Grenache. Louis Barruol believes 10% of the vineyard is from the original 1870 planting. Vines are replaced by massal selection and the average vine age is 60-years. The wine is made with whole cluster fermentation in concrete vats using indigenous yeasts, is aged 12 months in 20% new 228-liter barrels, and bottled without fining or filtration.  It is certified organic by Ecocert. 

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