Wine

Saint-Cosme Little James' Basket Press

Grenache

750 ML

$13.49

Product Description

Fermented and aged in vat. 100% grenache Little James is at Saint Cosme the wine of freedom. Our Solera is getting more and more complexity year after year. When we add the current vintage, the solera gains a new element without changing the style... This wine recalls the ancient times when the wine merchants would make wines having only one target: the pleasure. Blending vintages can be a great way to make nice wines, if it's well done. This cuvée shows how the grenache can be a "chameleon-grape" which has the ability to take many different forms. But it always keeps its sense of softness, fruit and texture. The 2013 bottlings will contain 50% of 2012, blended with the solera which contains all the vintages back to 1999. We were particularly careful with the Little James blends this year because we want that the spirit of grenache comes to you. Cherry, spices from the souk, gingerbread, strawberry compote, coal, tar.

Details

Varietal: Grenache

Region: France

Region Description:

France is the standard bearer for all the world’s wines, with regard to the types of grapes that are used to make wine and with the system of defining and regulating winemaking. Its Appellation d’Origine Controlee, or AOC system, is the legislative model for most other European countries. Most French wines are named after places. The system is hierarchical; generally the smaller and more specific the region for which a wine is named, the higher its rank. There are four possible ranks of French wine, and each is always stated on the label: Appellation Contrôlée (or AOC), Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure (or VDQS); Vin de pays, or country wine; and Vin de table. France has five major wine regions, although there are several others that make interesting wines. The three major regions for red wine are Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone; for white wines, the regions are Burgundy, the Loire and Alsace. Each region specialized in certain grape varieties for its wines, based on climate, soil, and local tradition. Two other significant French wine regions are Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, both in the south of France. Cahors, in the southwest of the country, produces increasingly good wines.