Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph

Appellation: Saint Joseph
Varietal: Syrah
Vineyards: Single parcel, La Dardouille, in the sector called Les Oliviers above the village of Mauves.
Orientation: South-east exposure
Average age of vines: 30 - 80 years
Principal soil type: Sanded schist and gneiss blend over granite bedrock

The Saint Joseph bottling is from a single, one hectare parcel which goes by the name La Dardouille or roughly translated as the blazing sun, aptly named as this southeastern facing parcel, overlooking the Rhône on its western flank, does not lack for sunlight or heat.

A dense and compact wine with dark, ripe berry fruit, dried flowers, mineral tension and laid upon a satiny, layered palate. A wine which demands time and rewards patience.

Saint Joseph fact sheet (PDF)



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