From vines planted in the 1950s.
Very little clay before hitting granite motherrock.
Practicing organic. Works the soils
Fermented in staninless steel tank. 25% whole cluster, no punch downs.
Aged in barrel, 20% of which are new.
Curtat searches for tension and fruit density more than power and extraction. Nomade is a fresh and pure Saint Joseph for those searching for pleasure in a glass.
The 2014 Saint Joseph from Christophe Curtat is a touch less ripe than the 2015 version and absolutely classic in aromatic and flavor profile. The outstanding bouquet jumps from the glass in a blend of dark berries, black olives, pepper, roasted meats, dark soil tones and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, pure and complex, with outstanding transparency, a fine core, moderate tannins and a long, tangy and soil-driven finish. I really like the additional and very traditional complexity that the twenty-five percent whole clusters bring to the wine here. This is certainly very easy to drink today, but this is a classic bottle of Saint Joseph and will be even better with a bit of bottle age. 2020-2040.
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