Chateau de Saint Cosme
Tel. +33 490 658 080
Direct sale: 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00
the oenologically trained Louis Barruol took over the property from
his father Henri Barroul. Since
1570 the property has been
Louis Barroul's ancestors and Barroul is the 14th generation at
the property. Well-preserved
wine cuves from
the production of wine from Roman times can be seen in the form of carved
"tanks" in the limestone cliffs where the cellar is
situated today. There
is therefore evidence to denote the domain as the oldest in Gigondas -
perhaps in the Rhine Valley. The very historically conscious
and knowledgeable Louis Barroul also believes that he is able to name the
retired Roman legionarian Cornelius
who must have founded the winegrowing property in 109 a C
15 ha. AOC Gigondas, belonging to the property, is located around the domain and
encircles the medieval Chapel
Saint Cosme giving name to the place.
Although the parcels are gathered in a small area, there are quite different soil
conditions, as the vineyards are located somewhere where the rejections from Dentelles de Montmirail cross
average age of the vines is 60 years. The grapes are not de-stemmef
for the Gigondas vines and undergo a relatively long maceration
period, are aged in partly new barrels and are bottled without filtration.
In 2007, a major renovation
of the ageing cellar was made.
2013 Barroul acquired a domain of 10 ha. in
2016, white wine was produced from newly planted Viognier and
Picpoul and in 2017 a white wine based on Marsanne.
In 2019 Louis Barroul bought Chateau Rouanne in
Vinsobres. As he had control over the winemaking in 2018 he made his
first vintage of Vinsobres then
present (November 2017), wines from this area
the domain's website; However
it is stated that in 2017 prepairing
biodynamic cultivation methods for these fields is being undertaken,
which is also widely practiced in the vineyards
2013 the Gigondas vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique.
Chateau de Saint Cosme (Qoutations
by Louis Barroul)
Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas
2017: 70% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 1% Cinsault.
65% aged for 12 months in 0-4-years-old
pièces (15% new).
"Strawberry, violet, liquorice, pepper"
2015: 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah from 5 different parcels with 80-years
old vines. Aged for 12 months in new (25%) or 1-2-years-old pièces.
"Wild blueberry, candied liquorice, white pepper and peony"
Gigondas La Poste
100% Grenache from a parcel of 0,8 ha by Chapelle Saint Cosme.
Aged for 12 months in new (20%) or 1-2-years old pièces.
"Violet, ash, wild strawberry"
Gigondas Le Claux
2017: 100% Grenache planted at Le Claux during first World War.
Aged for 12 months in
pièces, 20% new, 50% one-year-old and 30%
"Wild strawberries, violet, peat, Oriental spices and camphor"
Gigondas Hominis Fides
2017: 100% Grenache. Very old vines at a vineyard called Hominis
Aged for 12 months in
20% new, 50% one-year-old and 30%
Charcoal, violet, high
altitude raspberry, white pepper"
Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions
2017: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Clairette.
6 weeks of maceration. Aged in wooden tank or cement tank.
"Strawberry, gingerbread, violet"
Cotes du Rhone Blanc La Poste
2017: 100% Clairette, planted in 1963 by Henri Barroul.
Fermented and then aged in pièces. Malolactic fermentation
"Gunflint, dried apricot, grapefruit."
IGP Blanc Les Deux Albions (Domaine de
2018: 40% Viognier, 30% Picpoul, 20% Marsanne, 4% Clairette, 3% Ugni
Blanc, 3% Bourboulenc. Fermented and aged 25% in demi-muids, 50% in pièces,
25% in tank.
"Flint, dried apricot, marshmallow, violet!
Vinsobres Chateau Rouanne
2018: 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre.