The Legacy of Gigondas Pioneer Henri-Louis Barruol

The father of Rhône star Louis Barruol showed what Gigondas could be at Château de St.-Cosme
The Legacy of Gigondas Pioneer Henri-Louis Barruol
No place else he'd rather be: Henri-Louis Barruol took great pride in the buildings he'd restored at St.-Cosme. (Courtesy of Louis Barruol)
Jan 18, 2017
Rhône winemaker Louis Barruol talks to Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth about the passing of his father, Henri-Louis Barruol, who showed what Gigondas could be at St.-Cosme.

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