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St-Joseph Rouge AC 2014
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  • 87. St-Joseph Rouge AC 2014

    Bernard Gripa

    100% Syrah (13.5% alc.)

    37.5cl Log in
    75cl Log in

    Aged in a mix of new to ten years old
    demi-muids and fûts, the 2011 is thoroughly
    ripe with a delicious black cherry fruit,
    liquorice, hint of black olive and real
    composure with fine-grained tannins and
    an irony relief on the palate. For drinking

    Aged in a mix of new to ten years old demi-muids and fûts, the 2014 is thoroughly ripe with a delicious black cherry fruit, liquorice, hint of black olive and real composure with fine-grained tannins and an irony relief on the palate. For drinking now to 2023.

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Further details
Winemaker
Bernard Gripa
Location
Mauves
Size of domaine
11 hectares (25-30,000 bts of red produced). 7-8,000 vines per hectare; massale & clonale, 3309 rootstock.
Grape
100% Syrah. Age of vines average 35-40 yrs.
Terroir
Between Tournon and Mauves – 15-20 parcels – 85% on terrasses; decomposed granite top soil on granite bedrock.
Viticulture
Yield – 30 hectos per hectare. Hand-harvest. Vendange en verts in some places
Vinification
Don’t believe in maceration à froid. 98% destalk, no artifical yeasts. Use Drapeaux to control temperature. Foot tread in open wooden vats once a day plus one remontage during a 3 week cuvaison. Press wine blended in July. Batonnage tried but not convinced. Uses a mix of 50% 600 ltr demi-muids (1-10 yr old) and 50% 225 ltr barrels (1-7 years old). Uses 3 tonneliers and medium toast. Racked twice (sometimes 3 times). Fining/filtration - blanc d’oeuf + light filtration. Aug1st bottling, mid November 2nd bottling.
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