Saint Joseph Red 2018

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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 14, 2018

Grape variety :
100 % Syrah


Soil :
Granitic origin

Age of vineyards :
30 - 80 years

Cultivation :
Ploughed soils, manual grape-picking

Winemaking / maturing:
Destalking on 70 % 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 : Purple with ruby highlights. The drops are long and persistent, bright and clear

Nose : The nose reveals some aromas of black fruit like ripe blackcurrant or like spices, a few rocky notes, notes of stone, of wet pebble, a mineral feeling

Mouth: Clear and neat. The velvety tannins are coated with a dense ans silky substance. The wine is very long and lets a saline feeling while tasting

Good with: Food pairing : the character of this wine requires beautiful elegant cookings carefully prepared and simmered : Roasted Veal filet mignon served with porcini mushrooms "sautés in butter, larded and grilled tuna tournedos on the barbecue, served with some candied eggplant , pan of Veal kidneys served rosé and deglazed with a good raspberry vinegar, some early turnips in the juice, old Mimolette or Pyrénées sheep cheese (Tomme de brebis des Pyrénées)
Laying down :
This wine will benefit from aging a few more years, between 5 ans 15 years

History of the vintage wines

> Saint-Joseph Red Vintage 2015