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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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2018
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2018 was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, the wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favoring a perfect growth of the grapes. September then ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be more than ideal for harvests with cool nights and warm & sunny days. The grapes were harvested for a total of 8 weeks at optimal maturity and under ideal climatic conditons. The result is an elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superbe balance.
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91-93     Jeb Dunnuck
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Saint-Joseph
Vintage
2018

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 6th and September 12th, 2018, fermentation in vats. Malo-lactic fermentation in new 275lt Laurus barrels followed by 16 months “élevage”.
6 297 bottles, 120 magnums and 124 jeroboams produced.
Bottled on June 18th, 2020.
Vegan Friendly

Tasting notes: 

"Camphor, black raspberries, mulberries, toasted spice, and hints of dried flowers all emerge from the 2018 Saint Joseph Laurus. This medium-bodied, rounded, supple Saint Joseph has present tannins, plenty of texture, and rock-solid balance."  Jeb Dunnuck, december 2019

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 16° to 18°C. Recommend opening an hour before serving
Best enjoyed between 2020 and 2030.
Alc. by vol.  13,5 %
 
Duck breast with figs
Libanese Tabbouleh

Age of vines & yield: 

38 years on average – 34 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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