2018 Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion Rouge
After the ‘cosmic’ 2016s and 2017s, 2018 Deux Albion offers a slightly softer version, suffused with charming floral aromas. What more beautiful a sight to behold than nature waking up after its winter slumber? Strawberry, gingerbread, violet.
NAME2018 Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion Rouge
VARIETALSyrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Grenache
COUNTRY OF ORIGINFrance
REGIONCôtes du Rhone
ABOUT THE WINERY
aint 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.”
In the heart of the appellation Gigondas, the Château de Saint Cosme is an exceptional estate, with its Gallo-Roman fermentation vats perfectly preserved. This fantastic historical site gives a good idea how our ancestors the gallo-romans were living.
The property has been in the family since 1490 and they have been vignerons for 14 generations.