Little James' Basket Press is a blend of grenache from new and old vines. Aromas and flavors of Provencal herbs, pepper, cherry, and hint of apricots emerge from this medium bodied wine. It proves that creative thinking, good sourcing, and minimal intervention in winemaking can result in fantastic value. This is a fruit-forward wine but with plenty of structure and old-world earthiness, made in a rustic style.
Non Vintage Grenache : Solera from 1999 to 2011Fermented and aged in vat. 100% grenacheLittle James is at Saint Cosme the wine of freedom. Our Solera is getting more and more complexity year after year. When we add the current vintage, the solera gains a new element without changing the style... This wine recalls the ancient times when the wine merchants would make wines having only one target: the pleasure. Blending vintages can be a great way to make nice wines, if it’s well done. This cuvée shows how the grenache can be a «chameleon-grape» which has the ability to take many different forms. But it always keeps its sense of softness, fruit and texture. The 2012 bottlings will contain 50% of 2011, blended with all the vintages back to 1999.Cherry, spices from the souk, gingerbread, strawberry compote, coal, garrigue.