Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015

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SKU 448

750ml

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The 2015 whites are structured with length yet also good freshness. The aromatic spectrum is characterised by ripeness, the wine is very open and reveals itself easily. Picpoul demonstrated its significance more than ever this year. Without it, we would have been totally unable to produce a balanced white. Also, the varietal has the ability to support the other grapes, without overshadowing them – it always takes a back seat to the expressive varieties Marsanne and Viognier. Basically, Picpoul is a real gentleman - it can play the bagpipes, but does not, as one famous French comedian once said. Pineapple, apricot, peach, violet, blackcurrant bud and liquorice. 

30% Viognier (limestone clay)  30% Marsanne (limestone sand)  30% Picpoul de Pinet (limestone sand)  10% Clairette (limestone)  Fermentation in small cask

Category White Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Cotes du Rhone
Brand Chateau de Saint Cosme
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateJuicy, with good weight to the core of heather, peach, nectarine and tangerine notes, laced with piecrust and almond details. Stays fresh and racy through the finish, revealing a buried quinine accent. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. -JM

  • ws91

Wine SpectatorJuicy, with good weight to the core of heather, peach, nectarine and tangerine notes, laced with piecrust and almond details. Stays fresh and racy through the finish, revealing a buried quinine accent. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. -JM

James Molesworth, November 2016