2019 Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône
Syrah requires a warm climate to fully ripen but enough moderating effect to produce intense, aromatic wines that are not overwhelmed by sweetness and alcohol. This Syrah grows in ideal terroirs of the southern Rhône and shows the varietal’s typical spicy notes of sandalwood,
violets, and black pepper.
One of the oldest operating wineries in the world!
NAME2019 Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône
COUNTRY OF ORIGINFrance
REGIONCôtes du Rhone
A natural match for grilled or smoked meat and dishes featuring herbs.
ABOUT THE WINERY
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.”
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.