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Saint-Joseph

Appellation d'origine protégée

Located in the commune of St Jean de Muzols in an area known as “Roche Courbe”, the vines we selected are Syrah and Serine (massal selection of original Syrah). They produce a fruity and spicy wine with a long and aromatic finish.

Saint Joseph
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2013
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After a very cold winter and late spring, the flowering process ended in mid-June. The summer was without extreme weather fluctuations and with plentiful subsoil water supplies, enabling the ripening process to be completed in the best of conditions.

Rewards

14/20   Guide Bettane & Desseauve

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Saint-Joseph
Vintage
2013

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah

Terroir: 

Parcels selected partly on the village of Saint Jean de Muzols (South exposure, granitic soils , 200m high) and partly on “Roche Courbe” in the village of Malleval (South-West exposure, biotite granite soils, 250/300m high).

Winemaking: 

Manually harvested grapes undergo alcoholic fermentation in vats. The malolactic fermentation process is completed in new 275-litre oak Laurus barrels. Ageing on fine lees over a period of 15 months.

Production: 3,800 bottles
Bottled on: 15/05/2015

Tasting notes: 

Deep seductive ruby red colour. After the first nose of fresh spices (white pepper) come elegant oaky notes. On the palate, tannins are harmonious. The finish is long and smooth and reveals the distinctiveness of the different parcels selected to make this wine (June 2015)

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

16-18 °C – Ideal when decanted 2 hours prior to serving

Roasted camembert with puff pastry
Bresse chicken with morels
Dark chocolate cake with vanilla custard

Optimum maturity: 2017 - 2020

Age of vines & yield: 

35 years on average – 33 hl/ha

It was the Jesuits, living in Tournon during the 17th century, who gave its name to the Saint Joseph appellation. The 1.100ha vineyard extends over 50kms along the right bank of the Rhône river.

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