2019 Saint Cosme Little James Basket Press Blanc

2019 Saint Cosme Little James Basket Press Blanc

Looking to try something a little bit different and unconventional? Saint Cosme’s Little James Basket Press Blanc is the wine for you! A unique blend of equal parts Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc, it’s aromatic, fresh, and perfect to combat August heat and humidity.

Talk about a white wine that will bring a smile to your face. This sensational blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Viognier is going to please a lot of palates. Why? Because the two grapes compliment each other so well. Sauvignon Blanc brings acidity to the blend while Viognier provides fleshiness and attractive notes of stone fruit and flowers. It just works!

2019 Saint Cosme Little James Basket Press Blanc

“Juicy, lively, aromatic, and focused, this Sauvignon Blanc/Viognier blend is lovely.” Josh Spurling – 92 points

To order, stop by the store or click here to order in our online store.

When he’s not making world-class Gigondas from his estate in the shade of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountain, Louis Barruol finds time to work on a few side projects. And his Little James Basket Press wines are fun, affordable, and delicious (we carry the delicious red too). For these, he buys grapes from friends in the Languedoc, one of the only regions in France where Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier grow side by side. These are trusted friends and growers and all of the grapes come from organic and sustainably farmed vineyards.

The 2019 Little James Basket Press Blanc is fermented and aged in stainless steel. The wine is aged for 6 months on its fine lees, and this adds a nice texture and spicy notes to the wine. The finished product is dry, exotic, and quite delicious. Medium-bodied and fresh, this perfect summer white is laced with notes of freshly sliced peach, mixed citrus fruits, apricot, fennel and white flowers. There’s a lot going on here for not a lot of money!

Perfectly “crushable” (aka easy to drink), it also makes for a fine companion to a wide variety of dishes. I love it with spicy Thai or Vietnamese food, but it’s also a natural fit with summer salads, fish, and seafood dishes.

To order, stop by the store or click here to order in our online store.

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville


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