One of the Rhone Valley's most respected winemakers, Louis Barruol makes fabulous, classical wines across the region. Chateau de Saint Cosme, nestled in the southern Rhone appellation of Gigondas, sings of history. With its average of 60-year-old vines, over 500 years of Barruol family ownership, and 14th-generation winemaker Louis Barruol at the helm, you cannot dispute their establishment.
Louis makes a range of wines, influenced by biodynamic principles. From fantastic bang for your buck Cotes du Rhone (look for plenty of forest fruits and a graphitey nose), to the serious, bold and complex Gigondas single plots, there's something for every palate. Not stopping at Rhone, Louis' passion for terroir took him to New York, where he grows Pinot Noir and Riesling in the Finger Lakes.