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Adel's Wine Cellar USD 159.99 1500ml

Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2003

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Aged for twelve months: 50% new, 50% 1 year old. Valbelle is a blend of the oldest vines in Saint Cosme. It is not a "lieu-dit" that we vinify apart but a co-fermentation of our oldest parcels of vines. In the same way as the regular cuvee, strength is what defines this cuvee in 2003 but the freshness so typical of Saint Cosme is always there.

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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

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Aged for twelve months: 50% new, 50% 1 year old. Valbelle is a blend of the oldest vines in Saint Cosme. It is not a "lieu-dit" that we vinify apart but a co-fermentation of our oldest parcels of vines. In the same way as the regular cuvee, strength is what defines this cuvee in 2003 but the freshness so typical of Saint Cosme is always there.

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