Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions 2008 | Wine.com

 

We have added the following products to your shopping cart from a previous visit:

    Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions 2008
    Rhone Red Blends - Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

    Reviews

    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    • (3)

    Ratings

    • RP90
    Price: $22.99
    Sold Out
    The 2012 vintage is available for $25.99
    Add To Cart
    Ships Mon, May 4
    Set New Arrival Alert

    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 103344

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre and Clairette co-fermented all together with six weeks maceration. Aged in wooden and concrete vats. Clay slope (ancient alluviums), limestony marl, rolling stones. "We have been cooking a lot in 2008, just like usual! Our Deux Albion vineyards have been vinified exactly the same way as the Gigondas wines. The cooking book says: crush and blend the grapes, leave the fermentation begin naturally, keep going adding cold grapes consistently. Then you'll control your temperature fermentation without working too much. If you are lazy, be clever. Leave the indigenous yeasts get exited by mixing them up. As you want to keep the delicate aromas, don't leave the yeasts become too hysterical by cooling down all the stuff. Don't burn your aromas. Don't ferment too hot. When you get to the end of the cooking, don't stop it, leave it keep going gently as long as possible. Take your time. It has to be slow. Then gently rack the wine and softly press the grapes. Taste very often. Taste several times per day. Taste again. Look for your own pleasure, then you'll get more chances to give pleasure. Serve at 16°C with a nice smile. Strawberry, earth, smoked ham, laurel

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albion comes from Grenache planted in the Plan de Dieu and around the village of Carignan. Dark ruby/purple-hued, it offers plenty of kirsch and cassis notes intermixed with notions of underbrush, pepper, and earth. The wine cuts a broad, medium to full-bodied swath across the palate, and possesses impressive purity, length, and depth. It should drink nicely for 2-3 years.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
    • Learn More About the Winery

    • Learn More About Rhone Red Blends

    • Learn More About Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

    User Reviews:

    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    Tod Dimmick (9/23/2010)
    A delicious, rich red with layers of flavor. For the price, a real value.
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    Tod Dimmick (9/23/2010)
    A delicious, rich red with layers of flavor. For the price, a real value.
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    philip the rain king (6/15/2011)
    somewhat tart, felt I could taste a lot of oak. the complexity was good, but overall a bit harsh for me. Parker says kirsch and cassis, and pepper, I will keep this in mind.

    Need help? Just call 1-800-592-5870

    WineShopper: Daily Deals up to 70% Off

    Visit Full Site | Feedback

    Copyright © 1999-2015 Wine.com, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Wine.com and logo are trademarks of Wine.com, Inc.