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Wine of the Month -April 2013

Posted on by Luis La Torre
Saint Cosme Blanc Cotes Du Rhone 2011

Saint Cosme Blanc Cotes Du Rhone 2011

The Côtes du Rhône  AOP is the base designation for the entire Rhône Valley.  The white wine for this appellation is composed of a minimum 80% combined of Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, and Viogner.  Other varietals, Ugni Blanc and Picpoul Blanc, may be used as secondary varieties.  Due to the large number of varietal combinations,  there is a large diversity of styles of Blanc Côtes du Rhône.  Therefore it is very important for you to find the style that you find more appealing.

I recently tried Saint Cosme Blanc Côtes Du Rhone, a blend of Viogner, Roussanne and Marsanne.  St. Cosme shows floral aromas of Honeysucle and orange blossoms combined with stone fruit notes.  On the palate this a very creamy and oily wine but still showing very live acidity.  There are flavors of apricot, meyer lemon, light honey notes, roasted nuts and a underlying herbal flavors in the form of chamomile.  This is one of the best wine wine I have tasted in a long time.  Great wine but in Texas you can only find it at Spec’s for 19 dollars

One Response to “Wine of the Month -April 2013”

  1. Tom
    April 9, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Luis, check out your co-workers blog…or else. goutdegrape.blogspot.com! And good to see you’re still keeping the blog current

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