Les Granits 2008
Rhône Valley - Saint-Joseph
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Oeil : golden yellow.
Nez : mineral with floral overtones of honeysuckle and lily in its youth, Tabasco, wax, honey.
Bouche : well-balanced. A very harmonious wine with a subtle final of spices developing into honey with ageing. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Les conseils du Sommelier : Fresh water fish Fich mousse Soft goat's cheese
Cépage(s) : Marsanne. Selection of our oldest Marsanne vines on our best Saint Joseph soils.
Vendanges : The grapes are hand-harvested once very ripe. The natural alcohol content is often 12,5% vol.
Sol : Very steep granite slopes in the south of Tournon.
Vinification : Pressing of the whole grapes. Cold settling between 24 and 48 hours. Half of the wine is fermented in vats, the other part in big wooden barrels (600 liters).
Elevage : Ageing takes place on lees from 8 to 10 months, with stirrings. The two parts are blending before bottling.
Degré d’alcool : 13