4 hectares, weathered granite.
Vineyards located in the municipality of Tournon-sur-Rhône.
Semi-continental and mediterranean climate sometimes.
The vintage :
For the appellations of the northern Rhone Valley, 2015 was a truly exceptional year, almost without precedent!
After a mild, wet winter and particularly high temperatures in spring, summer brought a heatwave even hotter than 2003. Welcome rain arrived in abundance in mid-August, followed anew by glorious sunshine and a providential wind that guaranteed perfect sanitary conditions and a regular and rapid ripening of the grapes. And so the harvest benefited from optimum conditions during the first two weeks of September.
Maceration 3 days cold.
Two pumpover and two punch down / day.
Fermentation 20 days.
Syrah : 100%
Tasting notes :
A beautiful red-black colour, with violet undertones, this wine expresses a style that highlights the tension, and the vivaciousness of Syrah rather than their rich jamy character. The nose reveals a beautiful mineral freshness, notes of blackcurrant, peonies and sweet spices. On the palate, a fine tension, nourished by a silky tannic structure, accompanies this wine towards a rich and digestible finish.
Tasting temperature 16 to 18°C.
Brilliant violet. Ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, olive paste and incense on the highly perfumed nose; a smoky mineral element adds vivacity. Energetic blackberry, bitter cherry and candied violet flavors show excellent clarity, and a spicecake nuance builds with air. The smooth, smoke-tinged finish emphatically repeats the floral and olive notes, and supple tannins build steadily, merging smoothly with the juicy fruit.
Vinous, Note : 92/100, 2018-04-02
From estate vineyards (they own 4 hectares around Tournon), the 2015 Saint-Joseph is a beautiful Syrah offering notes of black raspberries, blueberries, peppery herbs, and violet aromas and flavors. With a touch of olive emerging with time in the glass, medium to full-bodied richness, fine tannin, and a beautiful finish, it's a seamless, elegant wine that shows how special 2015 was for the northern Rhône.
Jeb Dunnuck, Note : 93/100, 2018-03-20