Les Granits 2008
Rhône Valley - Saint-Joseph
Oeil : very deep garnet red.
Nez : black fruit jam, smoked and mineral overtones.
Bouche : smoky and peppered aromas. Tight tannins with a long persistency in mouth. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Les conseils du Sommelier : Fish in tapenade sauce Small game, lamb Cooked pork meats Soft cheeses, goat's cheese
Cépage(s) : Syrah. Selection of our oldest Syrah trunks in the birthplace of the Saint Joseph appellation.
Vendanges : The grapes are hand-harvested at a very good maturity.
Sol : Very poor and very stony granitic soils.
Vinification : The grapes are 100% destemmed. Slow fermentation in small concrete vats. The process of fermentation is very long and lasts for more than one month, to polymerize tannins. Only the free-run wine is used in this single vineyard.
Elevage : Entirely aged in casks (new casks and casks having matured wine once or twice before) from 16 to 18 months.
Degré d’alcool : 13