Year after year, the Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone is one of my favorite wines. With an ocean of Cotes du Rhone available, it stands out to me for a few reasons:
- It’s made from 100% Syrah. Most Cotes du Rhone I come across tend to be in large part made from Grenache. It’s a great way to get more familiar with Syrah.
- Aged in large vats rather than oak barrels, the Saint Cosme isn’t heavy, and the purity of the fruit really comes through. This makes for a versatile, food-friendly wine. I love it with pizza.
- Magnums! Thankfully not just the priciest of wines are bottled in the 1.5L size. Bring this to a dinner party and you will be a rock star. Magnums=fun.
- There is something about the label that I find charming. I wouldn’t mind living in that house, sitting underneath a tree with my glass of Cotes du Rhone
- Saint Cosme also makes an excellent white Cotes du Rhone. A blend of Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne, and Picpoul, it’s a white with some richness that would be great with pork, chicken, or richer seafood dishes.
Tags: Barruol, cotes-du-rhone, saint cosme, syrah
Well, it looks like you are adapting to life on the farm quite nicely, rubber boots, mud and all!
Thank you! Held my first chicken recently; very soft feathers. Getting to really enjoy spending time with them. Such interesting, amusing animals. I really appreciate you reading and commenting. I can’t believe my month here is already half over.
Great recommendation! I have had this wine once before and loved it. Will have to keep an eye out for the magnums too – that sounds like a fun party trick.
Thank you! It’s been a favorite for years. And the magnums are usually around $30-35, so pretty reasonable to bring to a party and be a hero. I appreciate you reading and commenting.
Hmmm, will have to check this one out. So many Cote du Rhones, so little time…
I agree; there is an ocean of Cotes du Rhone out there. It’s a tough choice between trying something new or reaching for a sentimental favorite. Hope you get a chance to try the Saint Cosme.