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

About 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 2014

eRobertParker.com #222 - Dec 2015

Score : (87-89)

Another wine that shows the vintage nicely is the 2014 St Joseph. Much more forward and charming in character than the 2013, it gives up classy notes of peppery herbs, blackberry and black raspberry to go with a medium-bodied, elegant, nicely balanced style on the palate. It will drink well for 5-7 years. Jeb Dunnuck

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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