"The medium-bodied 2016 Saint Joseph Deschants features dried spices and cracked pepper on the nose. Plummy and ripe with some soft, dusty tannins on the finish, it should be drinkable on or soon after release and drink well for close to a decade. 2019-2028"
Vinous - (90-92)/100
"Deep ruby. Mineral-accented black and blue fruit and floral scents are energized by a suggestion of peppery spices. Fleshy and gently sweet, offering lively boysenberry and black raspberry flavors that tighten up slowly with air. Densely packed yet energetic as well, finishing with very good clarity, solid thrust and gentle framing tannins."
Jancis Robinson - 16/20
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.