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Northern Rhône

Saint-Joseph Red

Filled with red fruit aromas and elegant tannins, this wine is a fine expression of this up-and-coming appellation from the northern Rhône.

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

35 Hl / hectare

Average annual production

About 170.000 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.
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Vintages 2010

 

Wine Advocate # 204 - Dec 2012

Score: 87-89 

The 2010 St.-Joseph displays the wet granite, stony character one expects in these wines in addition to abundant fruit (cassis and black cherries). Ripe and medium to full-bodied, this impressive wine comes from hillside vineyards situated between Mauves (the home of the great winemaking family of Jean-Louis Chave) and slightly further north above Tournon. Robert Parker.

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Red meat and cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines