Les Granilites 2018
Rhône Valley - Saint-Joseph
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Appearance: Garnet red with purple highlights.
Nose: Nice intensity of wild dark berry notes (blackcurrant, blackberries), mineral notes (graphite), underscored by lovely, smooth oakiness. Palate: soft and well-balanced.
Palate: Soft and well-balanced on entry. Fine, tight tannins, beautiful mineral tautness derived from the granite. Long-lasting finish with lovely dark berry notes.
Sommelier's advice: Fish in tapenade sauce Small game, lamb Cooked pork meats Soft cheeses, goat's cheese
Grape variety/varieties: Syrah
Harvest: By hand in dry, sunny weather.
Soil: Granite terrain created by the wind and geological alteration resulting in restrictive soils with good drainage. Here we find the principal soil and climatic elements of great Saint-Joseph wines. These slow kinetics of maturation give the “Granilites” wine great freshness, minerality, and acidity potential.
Vinification: Temperature controlled fermentation in concrete vats, using indigenous yeasts. 4 weeks maceration was carried out, followed by malo-lactic fermentation in cask.
Ageing: Maturing is carried out in casks for the first 12 months, and is completed in concrete tanks for 6 months.
Alcohol content: 14