Côtes du Rhône Blanc Le Poste 2013

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The Côtes du Rhône Blanc "Le Poste" from Château de St. Cosme is a wonderful expression of the terroir. This Clairette is sourced from the limestone and marl rich Tortonian age vineyard which lends a stunning acidity to the final wine, making this a white worth aging.

Tasting Notes

A nose of flint and grapefruit give way to subtle flavors of ancient rose and apricot in this Clairette from Château de St. Cosme. The characteristic lively acidity follows through to the seemingly never ending finish.

Food Pairing

An excellent aperitif, the Château de St. Cosme The Côtes du Rhône Blanc "Le Poste" also makes an excellent addition to light pasta dishes and grilled chicken.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Gigondas
Soil composition:
Limestony marl from the Tortonian period
Training method:
Gobelet
Elevation:
990 feet
Vines/acre:
1320
Yield/acre:
0.1 tons
Exposure:
Northwestern
Harvest time:
First half of September
First vintage of this wine:
1920
Bottles produced of this wine:
600
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
Clairette
Fermentation container:
Old barrels
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
7 days
Fermentation temperature:
64 °F
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
228 L
Age of aging container:
Old
Length of aging before bottling:
9 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %
pH level:
3.5
Residual sugar:
1.5 g/L

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