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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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2015
Successful vintage
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After a very warm summer period, welcome rains arrived mid-August, followed again by glorious sunny weather. A beneficial wind then helped to regulate the excessive temperatures. This allowed the grapes to be harvested under ideal conditions, with perfectly ripe healthy fruits. Thanks to this, 2015 is one of the best vintages of the last decade.
Harvest began on the 10th September 2015.

 

Rewards

91 pts   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

4*        Drink Rhone - John Livingstone-Learmonth

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Saint-Joseph
Vintage
2015

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 vats. Malo-lactic fermentation in new 275 lt Laurus barrels followed by 16 months “élevage” on fine lies.

Bottled on May 15th, 2017.

3,427 bottles, 571 magnums and 35 jeroboams produced.

Tasting notes: 

"Scents of clove and allspice, cedary notes and plummy fruit. The tannins are supple enough to make this approachable now, while the acids are bright, extending through the silky, red-fruited finish." Joe Czerwinski for Robert Parker-Wine Advocate - 29th Dec 2017

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

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

Best enjoyed between 2018 and 2028

Alc. by vol.  13%

 

Ravioli with porcini mushrooms and foie gras

Rabbit with olives

Age of vines & yield: 

34 years on average – 32 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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