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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

39 Hl/hectare.

Average annual production

About 200.000 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 2012

 

eRobertParker.com #216 - Dec 2014

Score : (90-92)

As good, if not better, than the 2011, the 2012 Saint Joseph has lots of ripeness in its sexy black fruits, chocolate, vanilla and smoked meat aromas and flavors. I suspect that by the time this sees the inside of a bottle, the oak will have integrated and it will show a more classic profile. Medium to full-bodied, textured and nicely concentrated, it too will have a decade or more prime drinking.Jeb Dunnuck

 

Wine Advocate #210 - Dec 2013

Score : (89-91)

Along the same lines, yet with a tad more fruit, the 2012 Saint-Joseph (same blend and elevage) offers up a ripe, exuberant array of blackberry, smoked meats, vanilla bean, pepper and solid minerality, as well as a fresh, textured and medium to full-bodied profile on the palate. Given the fruit and texture, it should be approachable on release, yet the overall freshness and length on the finish suggest it will evolve nicely for at least 8-10 years as well. 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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Producing

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