Rhône Valley - Saint-Joseph
Oeil : pale yellow with green lights.
Nez : mineral, gun-flint (characteristic of the granite), roasted aromas, hint of dried fruits.
Bouche : frank and round attack, floral and honeyed finish.
Les conseils du Sommelier : Fresh water fish Fish mousse Soft goat's cheese
Cépage(s) : Marsanne.
Sol : The Saint-Joseph appellation extends around fifty kilometres on the right bank of the River Rhone, from Chavanay in the north to Guilherand-Granges, near Valence, in the south. The mainly-east facing vineyards are planted on the steep slopes of gneiss and local granite schist, occasionally coated with lenses of loess. This variety of substrates enables us to combine complexity, volume and tautness in our Deschants wine.
Vinification : On their arrival at the winery, the whole grapes are pressed. A cold-static-settling is performed from 24 to 48 hours. The temperatures of fermentation are regulated by cold water circulation. A part of the wine is vinified in oak casks and the other part in stainless vats.
Elevage : Ageing is carried out on lees with stirrings. The two wines are blending just before bottling (from 8 to 9 months after harvesting).
Degré d’alcool : 13.5