Saint Joseph Saint Etienne 2018
AOP Saint Joseph Red
- 91 pts Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2018 Saint Joseph Saint Etienne has a classic bouquet of dark (almost blue) fruits, scorched earth, toasted spice, and violets. Nicely texture, medium-bodied, relatively forward and charming, it still has plenty of underlying structure.” Jeb Dunnuck (12/12/2019)
Food & wine pairingsThis Saint-Joseph pairs nicely with grilled or roasted meats (rib of beef), or pigeon with peas.
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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