Saint Joseph Rouge 2015

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Wine Growing Estate :
Emmanuel Darnaud
21 Rue du stade
26600 La Roche de Glun (Drôme - Vallée du Rhône Nord - France)

Appellation : Saint-Joseph

Color :

Vintage :

Harvest date :
September 28, 2016

Grape variety :
100 % Syrah


Soil :
Granitic origin

Age of vineyards :
30 - 80 years

Cultivation :
Ploughed soils, manual grape-picking

Winemaking / maturing:
Destalking on 80 % of the production. Fermentation in opened wooden vats (15 to 20 days). Ageing of 1 to 2 wines in barrels or half muids (duration of about 15 months)

Wine tasting :
Color : Deep red with tints slightly violet. Nice smoothness in the glass

Nose : Closed-in and elegant. Delicate notes of black pepper and of gun-flint

Mouth : Volume and structure. The smart tannins are carried by a fleshy and powerful mouth. The wine expresses its body and its substance while keeping a great elegance. Thi wine will reach its optimum in a few years (between 5 and 10 years)

Good with : During its youth, this wine will reveal itself with rich and tasty textures such as :
Roasted pigeon on the chest, fried potatoes, Duck breast on the skin, pink berries
When ageing, it will be good with soft textures such as : woodcok tied-up with thread ; half-cooked tuna steak, reduction of red wine, creamy Chaource cheese

Laying down :
2 to 10 years. To appreciate this young wine, a ventilation in a decanter will reveal all its flavours and its full character

History of the vintage wines

> Saint-Joseph Red Vintage 2015