Saint-Joseph – Sainte Épine Red

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Saint-Joseph

Sainte Épine

Appellation: Saint-Joseph

Colour: red

Vintage: 2014

Grape variety: Syrah

Pairing: Saint Marcellin cheese and game birds

Tasting Notes

Colour: intense purple colour

Bouquet: wild blackberry, pepper and liquorice

Palate: powerful but fine tannins, with notes of Sichuan pepper

Tasting Tips

Serving temperature: 14 to 16°

Ageing potential: from 6 to 8 years

Terroir, vinification and maturing

Soil: granite. 380m altitude

Vineyard management: High Environmental Value certification

Vinification and Maturing: The Saint-Joseph Sainte Épine red vines are around 30 years of age, and grapes are hand-picked, respecting traditional methods. Saint-Joseph then undergoes vinification by plot, in barrels and truncated cone vats. The wine is matured for a year in the same containers.