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Saint-Joseph

"Lieu dit" - Red

Saint-Joseph « Lieu-dit » is produced from the « Saint-Joseph » registered vines which originally lent their name to the appellation. This powerful and spicy wine has a lovely freshness on the palate which brings elegance and balance.

Soil type

Steep sloped vineyards. Gneiss with granite streaks

Grape variety

Syrah 100%.

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

35 Hl / Hectare.

Average annual production

About 9.000 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.
Imprimer

Vintages 2010

 

 

Wine Advocate # 204 - Dec 2012

Score: (92-94)

 Nearly as impressive, the 2010 St.-Joseph Lieu-Dit St.-Joseph is loaded with strawberry, black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of smoke and crushed rocks. Deep, rich and full-bodied with even more vivid minerality than the 2009, it should last for 15 or more years. Robert Parker.

 

Wine Spectator - Vol. 9, No. 33 - Aug. 21, 2013

Score : 95

Gorgeous, with boysenberry, blackberry and raspberry fruit seam­lessly layered, lined with polished mesquite and alder notes and backed by a long, anise-, black tea- and fruitcake-filled finish. Dense, but sleek and refined, with serious latent depth. Best from 2015 through 2025. James Molesworth.

Consumption

A garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Red meat, game and cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines