Saint Cosme Little James’ Basket Press Rouge carries the Vin de France designation due to its
unique production method. This 100% Grenache is made from blending wines from multiple
vintages in concrete tanks starting with the 1999 vintage. The result is a wine that is both
vibrant and complex.
Louis Barruol believes this is an ideal wine for discovering the typicity of Grenache from the
southern Rhône. The wine combines a broad array of varietal Grenache traits: softness, red
fruit, and vibrancy with a dash of power, length, and structure. Aromas and flavors of cherries,
strawberry compote, and gingerbread.
Grenache is the pale-colored, red-fruited, and potpourri-scented red grape variety of the
southern Rhône and can be paired with both rustic and sophisticated dishes. Full-bodied
Grenache-based wines are ideal with stews, braises, and grilled meats, while lighter versions
can work well with dark fish and tomato-based dishes such as ratatouille.