Saint Joseph, Rouge

Saint Joseph, Rouge

Appellation: Saint Joseph
Varietal: Syrah
Vineyards: Les Oliviers, Aubert, Montagnon, Martinot, Côtes des Rivoires and Croix de Peygros. All plantings, old and new, are by sélection massale.
Orientation: Multiple parcels with various east facing exposures
Average age of vines: 30 years
Principal soil type: granite, gneiss and schist

Assembled from various parcels which are among the original for the Saint Joseph appellation: Mauves, Tournon and St. Jean de Muzols. The brothers Gonon choose to blend these distinct parcels in order to make the most complete Saint Joseph cuvée rather than releasing them separately. Such a representative blend from these historic vineyards is a rarity for a Saint Joseph bottling.

The Saint Joseph rouge is sometimes approachable in its youth, sometimes less so, depending on the vintage, but in general this is a wine that will benefit and pay dividends with long term aging. Red to black fruits, plums and violet flavors intermingle with a wild, gamey and savory bouquet and a note of iron minerality. Wonderful concentration of fruits, structure and finely integrated tannins.

Saint Joseph Rouge fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône
Volnay Village

Vin de France, ChasselasFrom a tiny section of 100 + year old vines located within a parcel the brothers acquired from Raymond Trollat in 2005 in the locale of Saint Jean de Muzol.

Vin de Pays de l’Ardèche “Les Iles Feray”While still considered within the Saint Joseph appellation, the brothers choose to bottle this younger vine Syrah separately from their flagship appellation …

Saint Joseph, Les OliviersLong before it was sold as Saint Joseph, the wine from this renowned parcel was sold as Vin des Oliviers. From the Coteau des Oliviers which overlook the Oliviers stream, it enjoys a rarified southern exposure…

Saint Joseph, RougeTaken from parcels surrounding the original Saint Joseph villages of Mauves, Tournon and St. Jean de Muzols. Such a representative blend from these historic vineyards is a rarity in a single cuvée…