Chateau St Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Chateau de Saint Cosme is a leading estate of the Rhone Valley and produces the benchmark wines of the region. The property has been in the hands of the Barruol family since 1570. Louis Barruol took over from his father in 1992 making a dramatic shift to quality and converting to biodynamics in 2010.
TASTING NOTESChateauneuf-du-Pape is famously the strongest, most powerful and longest-lived wine of the Southern Rhone. Louis Barruol's Chateauneuf-du-Pape from contracted growers is a classic expression of the region with aromas and flavours of cherry, thyme, lavender, truffle and olives.
FOOD PAIRINGGrenache is the pale-colored, red-fruited and potpourri-scented red grape variety of the Southern Rhone and can be paired with both rustic and sophisticated dishes. Full-bodied Grenache-based wines are ideal with stews, braises and grilled meats, while lighter versions can work well with dark fish and tomato-based dishes such as ratatouille.