Gigondas Valbelle 2016

Château de Saint Cosme

The Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas "Valbelle" is sourced from the limestone rich soils dating from the Miocene epoch. The juice of the low yielding 80 year old Grenache and Syrah vines is co-fermented, giving way to a charming blend that grows better with age.

Tasting Notes

Notes of wild raspberry and white pepper dominate this decadent blend, while the well integrated acidity and alcohol come together in the lengthy finish.

Food Pairing

Pairs wonderfully with braised beef and sautéed mushrooms.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Gigondas
Vineyard size:
4 acres
Soil composition:
Limestony marl and sand from the Miocene period
Training method:
Gobelet
Elevation:
990 feet
Vines/acre:
1320
Yield/acre:
0.5 tons
Exposure:
Northwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1902
Harvest time:
Beginning of October
Bottles produced of this wine:
2,600
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
90% Grenache, 10% Syrah
Fermentation container:
Cement vats
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
7 days
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers and Pigeages
Length of maceration:
30 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
228 L
Age of aging container:
New
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months

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