WINE APPELLATION: SAINT-JOSEPH
CUVEE : LE PARADIS SAINT-PIERRE
GRAPE: 100 % Syrah (or Shiraz)
YIELDING: 30 hl/ha. Old vines.
TERROIR: Very granitic, poor soil. Not too deep.
EXPOSURE: South, south-west facing vineyards.
CULTIVATION: Viticulture work done by hand. Mechanization not possible. Treatments done on men’s back. High specific density of plantation: 8500 plants/ha or (3400 plants/acre). Goblet pruning.
HARVEST: Selective harvest done by hand and full crop brought to our winery in wooden tubs of 40 kg.
VINIFICATION METHOD : Second sorting when arriving at the winery. The grapes are destemmed. Maceration and fermentation in open vats during 18 days punching the cap twice a day. Ageing in oak for 15 months. Research of intense and delicate tannins.
We do not fine the Paradis Saint-Pierre red to respect the maximum typicity of the terroir.
TASTING NOTE : This wine has a deep crimson colour with elegant flavours of spices and red fruits. It has lots of tannins and a good concentration. You can cellar this wine between 6 and 10 years.
WINE PAIRING : The Chef and the sommelier of the restaurant l’Auberge des Cimes , in saint-Bonnet-le-Froid, recommend “the saddle of lamb cooked in its crust of hay cistre spiced with the wolf, the whole being served with a potato estouffe with boletus as an ideal companion to the Coursodon rouge “le Paradis saint-Pierre”.