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WF201810

2012 Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 'Le Medoc de Cos'

Bordeaux, France

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    WINERY NOTES
    Cos d’Estournel is ideally situated at the heart of an undulating landscape in the northern Médoc. The estate’s rolling contours served as inspiration for its name; ”cos” is derived from the word for “hill of pebbles” in the old Gascon dialect.

    Cos d’Estournel lies at the entrance to Saint-Estèphe, a village in the northern reaches of the Médoc region. Blessed with an exceptionally diverse terroir, the Second Growth estate produces wines with a unique, inimitable signature.

    In 2001, a study of the vineyard resulted in a precise mapping of soils and revealed the existence of nearly twenty variants on-site. This intimate knowledge of the estate’s terroir is essential, as different types of soil affect vine performance and can bring remarkable complexity to the wines produced.

    The northernmost village appellation of the Médoc, Saint-Estèphe is nestled between the Gironde Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. More pronounced than elsewhere in the region, the resulting oceanic climate tempers extreme weather conditions; winters are less harsh and summer heat waves less intense. Ripening occurs gently, which favors complexity and freshness of aromas in the grapes.

    A fiercely independent and audacious man, Louis Gaspard d’Estournel would readily forego convention for the sake of progress. This proved especially true of his sales practices; rather than depending on Bordeaux’s traditional network of negociants, he chose to personally dispatch his wines to remote places, signing each bottle as a symbol of his emancipation from the system. In 1838, the newspaper Le Producteur reported, “The arrival of a large shipment of wine sent directly to India by the wealthy owner of a vineyard has caused a stir.”

    Louis Gaspard d’Estournel was filled with curiosity about and openness to the world around him. His pursuit of new markets led him to Asia, where British officers stationed in India would begin savoring his wine as early as 1838.
    This interest in overseas markets fueled a passion for faraway places that would serve as inspiration for the singular architecture of his estate, a sumptuous palace dedicated to wine, topped with monumental pagodas.
    Louis Gaspard d’Estournel would remain an enigmatic and original figure amongst his peers. This, coupled with his obsession for the foreign and the exotic, would earn him the nickname of Maharajah of Saint-Estèphe

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    2012
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2012 Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 'Le Medoc de Cos'

2012 Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 'Le Medoc de Cos'

Bordeaux, France


Add To Cart
$56.95
/ Wine
SKU: WF201810

WINERY NOTES
Cos d’Estournel is ideally situated at the heart of an undulating landscape in the northern Médoc. The estate’s rolling contours served as inspiration for its name; ”cos” is derived from the word for “hill of pebbles” in the old Gascon dialect.

Cos d’Estournel lies at the entrance to Saint-Estèphe, a village in the northern reaches of the Médoc region. Blessed with an exceptionally diverse terroir, the Second Growth estate produces wines with a unique, inimitable signature.

In 2001, a study of the vineyard resulted in a precise mapping of soils and revealed the existence of nearly twenty variants on-site. This intimate knowledge of the estate’s terroir is essential, as different types of soil affect vine performance and can bring remarkable complexity to the wines produced.

The northernmost village appellation of the Médoc, Saint-Estèphe is nestled between the Gironde Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. More pronounced than elsewhere in the region, the resulting oceanic climate tempers extreme weather conditions; winters are less harsh and summer heat waves less intense. Ripening occurs gently, which favors complexity and freshness of aromas in the grapes.

A fiercely independent and audacious man, Louis Gaspard d’Estournel would readily forego convention for the sake of progress. This proved especially true of his sales practices; rather than depending on Bordeaux’s traditional network of negociants, he chose to personally dispatch his wines to remote places, signing each bottle as a symbol of his emancipation from the system. In 1838, the newspaper Le Producteur reported, “The arrival of a large shipment of wine sent directly to India by the wealthy owner of a vineyard has caused a stir.”

Louis Gaspard d’Estournel was filled with curiosity about and openness to the world around him. His pursuit of new markets led him to Asia, where British officers stationed in India would begin savoring his wine as early as 1838.
This interest in overseas markets fueled a passion for faraway places that would serve as inspiration for the singular architecture of his estate, a sumptuous palace dedicated to wine, topped with monumental pagodas.
Louis Gaspard d’Estournel would remain an enigmatic and original figure amongst his peers. This, coupled with his obsession for the foreign and the exotic, would earn him the nickname of Maharajah of Saint-Estèphe