White 2020


Saint Joseph White 2020

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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
Colour : White
Vintage : 2020
Hervest dates : August 25, 2020
Grape variety : 100 % Marsanne
ABV : 15°
Terroir : Granitic origin
Age of vines : More than 30 years
Cultivation : Ploughed soils, manual grape-picking
Winemaking / ageing : Soft extraction of the juices (pneumatic pressoir), maturation and ageing in oak barrels (during 11 months)
Wine tasting : Color : The colour is bright, pale gold with lemon yellow highlights

Nose : The nose is elegant and deep. It gives off notes of yellow lemon peel as well as notes of white flesh fruits such as peach. Notes of white flowers can also be perceived

Palate : The palate is fresh and slender, marked by juicy white peach aromas. The freshness of the lemon peel brings brightness and length. It is a racy and elegant wine

Pairing : Fresh and vibrant, this wine will be ideal to accompany starters, fish or white meats cooked generously like : Spring rolls with wild shrimp, crunchy soybean sprouts, minced mint leaf, served with sweet soy sauce ; Melting leek whites served with Cancale oysters poached in their own juice, crushed roasted almonds and a salicorne ravigote sauce ; Tagliatelle with clams and cockles in a sweet chilli and curry cream sauce ; A goat cheese such as a Valençay or a Crottin deCchavignol with a slice of hazelnut bread and a vine peach chutney
Laying down : It can be drunk now to appreciate its freshness and aromatics. This wine can also be kept for 3 to 5 years

History of the vintage