Saint-Joseph

Long known as "Mauve wines", the controlled designation of origin Saint-Joseph was recognized in 1956. It extends over a long strip of 50 kilometers, right bank of the Rhone , on 1,100 hectares between The Condrieu appellation to the north and the wines of Saint Péray to the south. To the east is the appellation Hermitage and the AOC...
Long known as "Mauve wines", the controlled designation of origin Saint-Joseph was recognized in 1956. It extends over a long strip of 50 kilometers, right bank of the Rhone , on 1,100 hectares between The Condrieu appellation to the north and the wines of Saint Péray to the south. To the east is the appellation Hermitage and the AOC Crozes Hermitage . We are here in the vineyards of the northern Rhone valley . The 26 communes of the Saint Joseph appellation produce more than 90% of red wines and 10% of white wines, the soils being more adapted to the Syrah grape due to their essentially granite nature, but white wines are very good. Vines are most often exposed south, south-east, on steep slopes furnished with terraces shaped by man. The Syrah grape variety has been associated since 1980 with Roussanne and Marsanne, white grape varieties with white juice, up to 10% in the blending of red wines. These grape varieties also belong to the wihte wine of Saint Joseph. The red wine of Saint Joseph can be powerful, but we will retain especially its elegance and its fineness, whose fruity notes of blackcurrant, raspberry or violet introduce notes of leather, spices and licorice with time. Patience is a must, and even if the wines of Saint Joseph are really pleasant in their youth, they are exciting after 9 to 10 years of ageing.
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