"These 2015s are spectacular across the board and I certainly had a big smile on my face for the duration of the tasting. What I’m sure will be a great introduction for readers interested in St Joseph, the 2015 St Joseph Deschants offers lots of black cherry and jammy blackberry fruit, as well as peppery herbs, medium to full-bodied richness and a ripe, sexy style."
Vinous - (90-92)/100
"Opaque ruby. Smoke-accented cherry, black currant and cured meat scents are lifted by a minerally note and a suggestion of peppery spices. Sappy, penetrating and focused, offering dark berry, bitter cherry, smoked game and floral pastille flavors that put on weight with air. Juicy and energetic on the finish, where the floral and game notes strongly repeat."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
very floral (violet), developing into liquorice and spices.
supple attack with a dominant of red fruits. The final is long with spices.
Sommelier's advice: Fish in tapenade sauce Small game, lamb Cooked pork meats Soft cheeses, goat's cheese
From the veraison, we are regularly checking the maturity evolution. Grapes are hand-harvested to the optimal maturity.
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.
The wine is vinified in open concrete tank with one or two daily pumping over. Vatting lasts between 3 and 4 weeks.
The wine is mainly aged in vats with a part of oak casks from 12 to 18 months.