M.Chapoutier Saint Joseph ‘Deschants’ Syrah

$40.00

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Description

Description

The vineyard was originaly established in the areas surrounding Tournon : Mauves, Saint-Jean de Muzols et Lemps, ” Mauves wines ” were higly reputated in the last century even as far as Russia, on the Tsars’ dining table. Two sites had already gained respect at that time.  Saint-Joseph hill-side, a parcel of land owned today by maison Chapoutier as well as that of Saint-Épine. 

 

Grape variety
Syrah

Soil
The soil is granitic and slightly acidic, on the right bank of the Rhône on the foothills of the Massif Central. We own the parcel of Saint-Joseph, situated between Mauves and Tournon, which has given its name to the appellation.

Harvest
We are regularly checking the maturity evolution. Grapes are hand-harvested to the optimal maturity.

Vinification
The wine is vinified in open concrete tank with one or two daily pumping over. Vatting lasts between 3 and 4 weeks.

Maturing
The wine is mainly aged in vats with a part of oak casks from 12 to 18 months.

Tasting

Colour: intense garnet red.
Nose: very floral (violet), developing into liquorice and spices.
Palate: supple attack with a dominant of red fruits. The final is long with spices.