Cosimo Commisso shares another recent favourite wine, Saint Jean du Barroux’s “La Pierre Noire” 2011
Saint Jean du Barroux is a France-based winery that is very good at infusing both poetry and professionalism into its products. Headed by Philippe Gimel, who studied with some of the masters that include Beaucastel, Pierre Bise, La Janasse and Château Deves, the estate has truly mastered its craft and produces memorable, moment-enriching wines.
“La Pierre Noire” means “the black stone.” This simply refers to the soil type but the wine itself reflects the dark elegance portrayed by its title. La Pierre Noire is Saint Jean de Barroux’s top wine, comprised of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah — a blend that is enriched by spending at least three years in a concrete tank prior to bottling. It has a multi-layered personality, showing off its svelte complexity with notes of kirsch, dried licorice, ground pepper and underbrush.
Philippe Gimel truly is a “winesmith.” He considers his craft an art form and only continues to produce delicious and inspiring wines that have been perfected through his unique and fine-tuned process. Experience the creativity and passion of this estate by bringing home a bottle of La Pierre Noire 2011 and savouring it in a special moment.