Located in the heart of the Gigondas appellation, the Château de Saint Cosme estate dates back to 1416 and lies within the confines of a historic Gallo-Roman villa. In addition to mythical plots belonging to the estate in the appellation of Gigondas, Saint Comse also runs a “micro-négociant” activity working closely with top growers in the northern Rhône to produce stunning examples of Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, Crozes Hermitage and St. Joseph. The Saint Cosme Côte Rôtie is sourced from the mystical La Viaillière and Nève vineyards, where the pure schistose soils and ideal latitude of the vineyard plots allow the Syrah grape to prosper and mature gracefully.

 

Tasting Notes

Deep violet in color, the Saint Cosme Côte Rôtie displays classic aromas of graphite, cold ash, and rose with penetrating flavors of black fruit and savory olive. Full bodied with pleasant acidity, this Côte Rôtie finishes with a subtle peppery note.

 

Food Pairing

The ideal accompaniment to roasted vegetables, roast game and soft cheeses.

 

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Cotes du Rhone
Vineyard name:
Le Plomb, La Viailliere, and Neve
Vineyard size:
8 acres
Soil composition:
schist
Training method:
Gobelet
Elevation:
660 feet
Vines/acre:
3200
Yield/acre:
1.0 tons
Exposure:
Eastern
Year vineyard planted:
1980
Harvest time:
Mid September
First vintage of this wine:
1997
Bottles produced of this wine:
12,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Syrah
Fermentation container:
Cement vats
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
7-10 days days
Maceration technique:
Pigeages
Length of maceration:
2 weeks days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
228
Age of aging container:
New and 0ne year
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
15 months

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