2012 Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône
Notes from winemaker & vigneron Louis Barruol: " Two sources have composed this wine for many years now: I am impressed by the way they are consistant in quality whatever the vintage is. Vinsobres brings the freshness, the complexity, the strenght and the relief. The "villafranchiennes terraces" from the Gard area (huge terraces of rolling stones) generate the colour, the power, the generosity of a southern syrah. These two go so well together, are so complementary, that I will not change this recipe. What I look for in this wine is a bright fruit followed by a well-structured mouth with a good texture. I am not necesarly searching for an ageing potential, but apparently, this bottle does age.. The syrah from the southern rhone does not have the finesse of a good northern rhone syrah, but it has a fresh fruit full of charm.. In 2012, our wines from Vinsobres are exceptionnal. Harvesting late allowed us to vinify great wines: they will be the base of our 2012. Redcurrant, blackcurrant, liquorish, violet. Syrah. Destemmed harvest. Limestony sands, red clay, rolling stones. Aged in vat. 14.5% abv.