Etienne Becheras 2017 Saint-Joseph AOC

Etienne Becheras 2017 Saint-Joseph AOC

Item Number: 15445

UPC: 0-811644012461

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Saint-Joseph AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
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 "