"Lieu dit" - Red

Soil type

Steep sloped vineyards. Gneiss with granite streaks

Grape variety

100% Syrah.

Average age of vines

20 to 75 years

Winemaking

Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation up to 33°C.

Ageing

50% new oak barrels. 50% barrels of one wine.

Average yield

37 Hl/hectare.

Average annual production

Around 11600 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Deep red
Nose : Complex with dominant black fruit and delicate oak aromas. A pure and intense nose.
Palate : A powerful attack. Round and elegant tannins.
Overall : A veritable success. Fresh and powerful. Will become more refined with age.

Our comment

This wine is a unique expression of the excellence of the lieu-dit « Saint-Joseph » appellation and these vineyards are from amongst the very best of this up-and-coming appellation in the northern Côtes-du-Rhône. These very slopes lent their name to the Saint-Joseph appellation when it was created. The label was designed by Roger PFUND, a Franco-Swiss artist who is a specialist in the design of bank notes.

Vintages 2012

 

Wine Advocate #210 - Dec 2013

Score : (91-94)

Similar in style, yet with additional concentration and purity, the 2012 Saint-Joseph Lieu-Dit Saint Joseph (100% Syrah aged in 100% new French oak) exhibits thrilling black raspberry, cassis, earth, chocolate and striking minerality to go with a rich, layered and textured mouthfeel. A big, rich effort that has superb mid-palate depth and solid underlying structure, it should benefit from short-term cellaring and have 10-12 years or so of longevity. Jeb Dunnuck.

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Red meat, game and cheese.
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