WINE APPELLATION: SAINT-JOSEPH
GRAPE : 100 % Syrah (or Shiraz)
YIELDING : 36 hl /ha.
TERROIR : Schist and granite.
EXPOSURE: South, south-east facing vineyards.
CULTIVATION : Viticulture work done by hand. Mechanization not possible. Treatments done on men’s back. High specific density of plantation: 7500 plants/ha (or 3000 plants / acre). Goblet pruning.
HARVEST : Manual harvest with a first sorting in the vineyard. Full crop brought to our winery in wooden tubs of 40 kg.
VINIFICATION METHOD: Second sorting when arriving at the winery. 100 % of the vintage is destemmed. Maceration and fermentation are made in open vats during 18 days punching the cap twice a day. Ageing in oak barrels for 15 months.
TASTING NOTE : Ruby colour. Mature black berry nose and full of fruit. A well balanced wine with fine tannins, which can easily be aged for a few years in cellar.
WINE PAIRING : The Chef and the sommelier from the restaurant l’Auberge de la Fenière in Lourmarin (Vaucluse) recommend “a young farm pigeon served with one poêlée of girolles” with Silice red.