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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
couleur
2015
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After a warm and hot summer, some rainy periods enabled the grapes to achieve the ideal maturity. During the harvest, the wind regulated the excessive temperatures, preserving the aromas of the grapes. This ideal weather and healthy conditions make the 2015 vintage one of the most qualitative in recent years. The Northern vineyards have produced very concentrated Syrahs, with very pure aromas and phenomenal depth. We are facing a very great vintage.
Rewards

15.5/20   La Revue du Vin de France

15.5/20   Jancis Robinson

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Saint-Joseph
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah

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 : 2016-2020.

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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