100 % Syrah
Producer: Olivier and Maryline Dumaine, family estate since 1650.
Villages: ½ acre parcel in Saint Jean-de-Muzols and ½ acre parcel in Tournon.
Vines: 50+ years old vines.
Soil: Granite and Kaolin clay.
Yield: 35 ha/hl
Vinification: Hand harvested, 100% of crop de-stemmed. Indigenous yeast, 20-25 day vinification. Crop cooled 3-5 days at 13°C. Twice daily pumping overs, aged 1-2-3 year old 228-liter oak casks. 10-12 months. Unfined, but filtered.
Notes: Dark red. The fruit on the nose has a fruit lozenge, pastille quality, combines loganberry with mulberry fruit. The palate bears wavy black fruits with a fleshy style to the tannins, reaches out well into a slightly grilled conclusion. The length is well assured, the close on red berry fruits, raspberry.
Saint-Joseph Appellation - Rhône Valley
Red Wine -750 ml