The 2019 Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas is an estate wine from one of the benchmark vineyards in Gigondas, one that has been in the Barruol family since 1490. The wine shows intense blackberry and fig fruit with licorice, violets, and charcoal on the finish. It is remarkably fresh and finessed given the sun and warmth of the southern Rhône.
Varietal Composition: 70% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 1% Cinsault
Appellation: Gigondas AOP
Farming Practices: Biodynamic, certified organic by Ecocert
Aging: 12 months in 20% new French oak, 50% in casks used for 1 to 4 wines, 30% in concrete tanks
Winemaker: Louis Barruol
95 Points, "Highly Recommended" - Wine Spectator
"Dark and winey, this structured offering packs red and black currant paste flavors together with threads of charcoal, warm stone, bay leaf and savory, ending with a long tug of cast iron through the finish. A blue chip for cellaring. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cinsault. Drink now through 2035. 3,750 cases made, 930 cases imported." -JM, 12/15/21