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Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 1998

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is composed of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 5% Cinsault. This wine is true to its varietal and terroir: dark fruits and spice reign, but there are also subtle mineral and floral notes that make this wine a fine example of how complex and delicious wines from the Rhone can be.

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Château de Saint-Cosme:
Saint Cosme - located north to the village of Gigondas - is the most ancient estate in the region. Lying on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa which very probably already had its own vineyard, the estate's existence in 1416 is attested by a document mentioning the granting by Jean de Chalon, Price of Orange, of "land for the planting of vines on the Saint Cosme slopes." The Barruol's ancestors acq... Read more
Saint Cosme - located north to the village of Gigondas - is the most ancient estate in the region. Lying on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa which very probably already had its own vineyard, the estate's existence in 1416 is attested by a document mentioning the granting by Jean de Chalon, Price of Orange, of "land for the planting of vines on the Saint Cosme slopes." The Barruol's ancestors acquired it in 1570, and at the end of the sixteenth century built a splendid residence over existing cellars... Read less

This wine is composed of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 5% Cinsault. This wine is true to its varietal and terroir: dark fruits and spice reign, but there are also subtle mineral and floral notes that make this wine a fine example of how complex and delicious wines from the Rhone can be.

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