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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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2014
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A healthy flowering and fruit set in the Spring was followed by particularly damp and rainy July. Followed a very sunny and windy month of August which accelerated the ripening process and resulted in healthy, fully mature grapes with lively acidity.

Harvest started on September 20th 2014.

Rewards

89/100   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

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Saint-Joseph
Vintage
2014

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah

Terroir: 

Our parcel selection sources from:
-  “Serine” grapes (Syrah especially selected from the most robust non-clonal vines) and classic Syrah from the South-facing granite slopes at 250m in altitude in the Northern St Joseph communes of Malleval and Roche Courbe. These terroirs produce wines with delicate smoky, spicy and violet aromas with excellent vivacity.
-  Syrah from complex granite-based slopes facing Southwest at 200m in altitude in the central part of the St Joseph appellation around St Jean de Muzols.

Winemaking: 

Manual harvesting, fermentation in cement vats for 14 days with regular pumping over. Malo-lactic fermentation in new 275 lt Laurus barrels followed by 15 months “élevage”.

Production: 4 087 bottles

Bottling date: 19 May 2016

Tasting notes: 

"Notes of violets, spice-box, licorice, plums and spring flowers emerge from the medium-bodied, charming, fresh and lively 2014 St Joseph Laurus... It does well in the vintage, has good fruit, nicely integrated acidity and a good finish...will certainly offer plenty of pleasure..." Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 30th Dec. 2016

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 16° to 18°C. Recommend opening an hour before serving

Best enjoyed between 2016 and 2024

Alc. by vol.  12.5%

 

Roasted “Bresse” chicken

Confit of porc cheeks

Age of vines & yield: 

Average age of 32 years – 36hl/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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