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Gabriel Meffre

Saint-Joseph

Appellation d'origine protégée

One of the best value of the northern Rhône Valley. The main characteristics of this appellation are a deep and velvety mouth, with delicious notes of prawn and licorice.

Saint Joseph
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2014
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In Saint-Joseph, July and August were pretty rainy but then September was gorgeous. The reds were picked around September 15th, just before the heavier rains. It is a softer vintage with purity and aromatics.

Rewards
87   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
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Saint-Joseph
Vintage
2014

Terroir: 

This wine is essentially based on Syrah grape grown in light soils of schist and gneiss on a granitic bedrock which is typical of the Saint-Joseph vineyards.

Winemaking: 

Sorting at the reception. Destemming and crushing. Fermentation of about 3 weeks. Racking and malolactic fermentation. Matured in vats for 10 months before bottling.

Tasting notes: 

Purple, dark and shiny robe. The nose is very aromatic with notes of dark berries and spices. The mouth is full, velvety and dominated by flavors of plum and licorice. The finish is long and spicy.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

This Saint-Joseph will pair nicely with grilled or roasted meats, small game or dark chocolate fondant. Serve at 16 °C. Optimum maturity : 2015-2019.

Saint Etienne was described as a man of « good reputation and wisdom”. His name, which means “crowned”, is at the origin of the names of numerous French towns and villages. We have chosen this name for our cuvée in reference to the village of saint Etienne de Valoux, situated in the region where the Saint Joseph appellation is cultivated.

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