Croix de Chabot 2021
Rhône Valley - Saint-Joseph
Appearance: black and purple
Nose: the wine is intense on the nose and expresses a great deal of complexity and fine nuances, with delicate restraint: aromas of black fruits, spices (liquorice) delicately allied with more mineral, bloody notes. The final impression is one of more smoky aromatic notes (fireplace, soot, etc).
Palate: on the palate, the wine is full and finely structured by coated tannins. The mouthfeel is powerful, well-balanced with lovely freshness and a lingering finish.
Grape variety/varieties: Syrah, exclusively.
Harvest: By hand.
Soil: Granite and granitic sands. 30 year old vines, gobelet-trained and trellised on stakes in traditional fashion. Southeast facing slopes, enjoying excellent exposure to wind.
Vinification: In wooden tank. With three weeks in vat. Traditional vinification. Gentle extraction by pumping over
Ageing: Aging is carried out in concrete vats to fully preserve the mineral expression of this wine from selected vineyards.
Alcohol content: 14