Saint-Joseph Red

Soil type

Limestone, sand and pebbles.

Grape variety

100 % Syrah.

Average age of vines

20 to 50 years. The vines are mainly situated in the communes of Tournon and Sarras.

Winemaking

Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at high temperatures.

Ageing

Around 16 months in second wine oak barrels.

Average yield

40 Hl/hectare.

Average annual production

Around 220.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Dark red with violet tints.
Nose : Powerful nose dominated by red berries and delicate oak aromas.
Palate : Powerful attack. Round and supple tannins.
Overall : Eye : Dark red with violets tints. Nose : Powerful nose dominated by red berries and delicate oak aromas. Palate : Powerful attack. Round and supple tannins.

Our comment

This wine is produced from grapes from the two estates of Jean-Louis GRIPPAT and VALLOUIT as well from grapes and wines purchased in the trade.

Vintages 2015

The Wine Advocate

Score : (91 - 93)

Super concentrated and ripe, the 2015 Saint Joseph exceeds expectations. Blueberry and blackberry pie aromas lead into a wine that’s medium to full-bodied and round in the mouth yet structured at the same time, with a granitic coolness that holds it all together. It should prove to be a shrewd purchase for folks who buy for taste rather than label. Joe Czerwinski.

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Red meat and cheese.
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