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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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2011
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Sweet autumn; contrasted winter with periods of intense cold and mildness. Rainy spring start. Flowering mid-May. Cool and rainy month of July leading to a slowdown in vegetation and a slight delay in veraison. August and September, was very hot, allowed a good ripening of berries and a quality harvest from October 6th.

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91   Wine Spectator
15/20   Guide Bettane & Desseauve
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Saint-Joseph
Vintage
2011

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah

Terroir: 

Located in the commune of Saint Jean de Muzols, in an area known as “Roche Courbe”, the vines we have selected grow in granitic soils that enjoy a south/south-westerly exposure at 200 metres of altitude, producing fruity and spicy wines.

Winemaking: 

Manually harvested grapes first underwent alcoholic fermentation in a vat. The malolactic fermentation process was completed in new 275-litre oak Laurus barrels. Elevage on fine lees over a period of 11 months with blending.

 

Production: 3,600 bottles

Bottled on: 28/03/2013

Tasting notes: 

Dark red dress. Lively and expressive nose and mouth, on black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry). It is a full-bodied wine with fruity and spicy notes and a beautiful aromatic persistence (Feb 2014).

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

16-18 °C – Ideal when transferred to a carafe 3 hours prior to serving

 

Duck breast with chanterelles

Orloff veal

Bresse chicken with morels & asparagus

Age of vines & yield: 

35 years on average – 33hl/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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