About This Wine
For many years, two vineyards have provided the fruit for this wine.
Both of the sites are within the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation of France, and together they define the Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone Syrah. One vineyard is in Vinsobres, while the other is in the Gard area.
According to Saint Cosme’s vintner, the Vinsobres grapes “bring the freshness, the complexity and the strength.” In Gard, the vineyards sit on huge terraces of stones, and that fruit provides “the power, the color and the generosity of a southern Syrah.” Adds the man who crafts the wine: “These two go so well together, are so complementary, that I will not change this recipe.”
And what a delicious recipe it is, as the 2011 Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone is floral, fruitful and spicy. It’s the delicious convergence of fruit from two distinct vineyards, expertly crafted by a winemaker who knows the terroir and knows his way around a cellar.
Very dark, rich, powerful wines with great aging potential (as long as 50 years), yet still can be drunk relatively young. Distinct pepper, spice, cherry and leather flavors, with smooth, supple texture. Embodied in majestic wines from France, Australia and, increasingly, California.
- Grape Composition:100% Syrah
- Grape Source:Cotes-du-Rhone Appellation of France
- Aromas & Flavors:Violets, Black Currant, Licorice and Spices
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2016
- Food Pairing Suggestiona well-seasoned stew, or a beef pot pie.
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