Soil type: Steep vineyards on a granite slope.
Grape variety: 100 % Syrah.
Average age of vines: 20 to 80 years old.
Winemaking: Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation up to 33°C.
Ageing: 30 months in new oak barrels.
Average yield: 35 Hl / hectare.
Eye : Deep red.
Nose : Complex with dominant black fruit and delicate oak aromas. A pure and intense nose.
Palate : A powerful attack. Powerful, round and elegant tannins
Overall : Originating from a geological formation similar to the famous Bessards slopes in Hermitage, this Saint-Joseph has all the finess of the appellation and the strength of its neighbour accross the river.
Guigal’s comment: This wine originates from a monopoly of the best terroirs adjoining what were previously the Jean-Louis GRIPPAT and VALLOUIT estates. This is a unique expression of the most impressive and exclusive slopes of the Saint-Joseph appellation.
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