Le Clos 2013
Rhône Valley - Saint-Joseph
Appearance: Dark, garnet black with purple highlights throughout.
Nose: Lovely notes of dark fruit (cherry, blackberry), beautiful minerality with graphite notes.
Palate: Soft, rich and elegant on entry. Very fine, silky tannins. Long-lingering finish and aromatic notes reminiscent of the granite terroir
Grape variety/varieties: 100% Syrah.
Harvest: The bunches are cut then transported to the winery in small crates.
Soil: Brown soils derived from coarse-grained, black mica granite, fractured and locally altered.
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in a small, 30 HL, concrete vat with long maceration for around 5 weeks.
Ageing: Entirely in barrels for around 20 months period (25% new barrels).
Alcohol content: 14