Etienne Becheras 2017 Saint-Joseph AOC
Item Number: 15445
Sub Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Saint-Joseph AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Schist and shallow decomposing granite
Vineyard Notes: South-southeast facing sloped parcels near Arras with soil composed of schist and granite and a very thin topsoil that provides excellent drainage. Staked and head trained, vines are planted at 7,000 vines/ha and are 8-65 years old.
Winemaking Notes: Following a manual harvest, Syrah grapes are left to cold soak for 1-3 days. Once destemmed and crushed, the fermentation proceeds for approximately 18-22 days in coated concrete tanks. Only indigenous yeast are used. The wine matures for 18-24 months in oak barrels before the wine is bottled without fining or filtration. A minimal amount of sulfites are added at bottling.
Tasting Notes: This Saint Joseph is very balanced and open, with flattering cherry fruit lifted by a bright mineral backbone. Not especially tannic, this wine is open and ready for consumption.
Food Pairing: Try Lamb Stew with Herbs de Provence
Featured in The New York Times article " St.-Joseph: The Next Best Wine in the Northern Rhône "