Gigondas, South & North Rhône
In the heart of the appellation Gigondas, the château de Saint Cosme is an exceptional estate. The estate has been in the Barruol family since 1490 and there has been vignerons for 14 generations. The estate counts 15 hectares of old vines averaging 60 years old in this fantastic historical site. The terroir is geologically very diverse. Saint Cosme's Gigondas have the ability to be powerful and refined at the same time.
« When winery techniques have been perfected, when you have distinguished between tradition, which is often coherent, and a few new ideas, progress comes with detailed work on a terroir and a vineyard. The quality of the fruit and wines it produces becomes much more important than the progress brought by good practice in the winery. » Louis Barruol
« Le Claux is legendary Gigondas in the making. 99 points »
« St Cosme Hominis Fides is one of the greatest Gigondas ever made! 100 points»
« Genius in Gigondas»
The Wine Spectator
« While any day you get to taste in Barruol's cellar is a good one, I was thrilled to see how well his wines had held up over the years. In short, these are some of the finest Gigondas that money can buy. » - Robert Parker