The 2019 Domaine de Saint Cosme Les Deux Albions Blanc carries the Principauté-d'Orange IGP and comes from 10-hectares near Violès, directly across the Ouvèze River from Gigondas. Les Deux Albions Blanc shows the salty minerality typical of limestone terroir with notes of dried apricots and white flowers. It is easily paired with dishes that feature creamy sauces, mild white fish, and roasted pork, chicken, or cooked or raw shellfish.
Varietal Composition: 40% Viognier, 30% Picpoul, 20% Marsanne, 4% Clairette, 3% Ugni Blanc, 3% Bourboulenc
Appellation: Principauté-d'Orange IGP
Farming Practices: Biodynamic certified by Ecocert
Aging: 5 months, 25% in demi-muids, 50% in small barrels, 25% in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker: Louis Barruol
89 Points - Wine Advocate
"Grown on land owned by the Barruol family, the 2019 IGP Principauté d'Orange Les Deux Albions Blanc is labeled Domaine de Saint Cosme rather than with the "Chateau" moniker. A blend of 40% Viognier, 30% Picpoul and 20% Marsanne, with trace amounts of Bourboulenc, Clairette, and Ugni Blanc, it delivers some of Viognier's floral, apricot-driven opulence, balanced by the restrained fruit of the other varieties and enriched by barrel fermentation and sur-lie aging. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is plump and round in the mouth, harmonious and fleshy, with a broad, spicy finish. Drink it over the next couple of years." -JC, 11/30/20