Saint-Joseph Les Granilites Rouge 2019
A nice intensity of wild dark berry notes, mineral notes, underscored by lovely smooth oakiness. The palate is soft and well-balanced with a long-lasting finish of those wild dark berry notes.
Granite terrain created by the wind and geological alteration resulting in restrictive soils with good drainage. Here we find the principal soil and climatic elements of great Saint-Joseph wines. These slow kinetics of maturation give the “Granilites” wine great freshness, minerality, and acidity potential.
An impressive Rhône vintage, with wines of impeccable balance. High temperatures proved a challenge for growers in the Northern Rhône but some rain later in the season allowed for freshness to come through.
Temperature controlled fermentation in concrete vats, using indigenous yeasts. 4 weeks maceration was carried out, followed by malo-lactic fermentation in cask. Maturing is carried out in casks for the first 12 months, and is completed in concrete tanks for 6 months.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses