Chateau de Saint Cosme “Le Claux” Gigondas 2019 75cl 16%vol

Saint Cosme

Chateau de Saint Cosme “Le Claux” Gigondas 2019 75cl 16%vol

Saint Cosme

£85.00

In stock

Country / regionFrance, Rhône
Product code3483811300007

Description

“Very old mixed plantings of Grenache in the ‘Le Claux’ named vineyard. Whole cluster fermentation. Miocene limestone marl in the Font des Papes alluvial fan. Twelve months’ ageing: 20% in new casks – 50% in casks used for one wine – 30% in casks used for two wines.

Le Claux is a living testimony to one of the most fundamental events in the history of French winegrowing – the phylloxera crisis. The vineyard was replanted in 1870 using a rootstock that has all but disappeared today – the ‘Gloire de Montpellier’.

It was one of the very first vineyards to be replanted in the Rhone. Producing wines again after such a tragedy must indeed have been ‘glorious’, there is no doubt about it. The masculinity of wines from Le Claux is coupled with a complexity that stems from the genetic diversity of all these old vines, every one of them different. The depth we achieve in Le Claux wines is always amazing, even in the most challenging vintages. In a vintage like 2019, that depth has more in common with the Mariana Trench than with the small pond that emerged after the storm on August 15.”

Saint Cosme