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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.

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2017
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2017 is a promissing vintage of the past few years with wines that are particularly elegant and harmonious, with superb, concentrated aromas and a solid ageing potential. The weather conditions during the growing season were difficult and extreme, resulting in a challenging task at harvest time. The high temperatures and almost total lack of rainfall since Springtime brought the harvest date forward by almost 10 days in many regions. Although these extreme conditions impacted heavily on the size of the harvest, with one of the smallest in the last 60 years, the quality is exceptional.

Rewards

15,5     Guide Bettane & Dessauve 2020

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Saint-Joseph
Vintage
2017

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 as well as an 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 between September 11th and September 20th, 2018, fermentation in vats. Malo-lactic fermentation in new 275lt Laurus barrels followed by 16 months “élevage”.
4,953 bottles, 440 magnums and 6 jeroboams produced.
Bottled on May 3rd, 2019.

Tasting notes: 

Considered a successuful  vintage for the Northern Rhône Valley wich produces here a wine with subtle notes of blackcurrant and raspberries.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 16° to 18°C. Recommend opening an hour before serving
Best enjoyed between 2019 and 2029.
Alc. by vol.  13,5 %
Duck breast with figs
Libanese Tabbouleh

Age of vines & yield: 

38 years on average – 29 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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