Vincent Paris Saint Joseph

Country: 
France
Region: 
Rhone
Item code: 
FPR171
Vintage: 
2016
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Wine type: 
Red
Organic: 
Practicing
Vincent Paris
Varietals: 
Syrah (Shiraz)
Vineyards in the village of Ardoix about 30 km north of Cornas in the central part of the appellation. 10 and 20 year old vines
Multiple parcels, varied exposure
Granitic soils at 300m in elevation
Prunes to only four bunches of grapes per vine (the norm is between five and seven) which concentrates the vines' growing power and cuts down on the need for green harvests.
Ferments at low temps, vinfied 2/3 in barrel and 1/3 in tank
Oak barrels for up to 12 months
580-650 cases
92
Bottled in August 2017, the medium-bodied 2016 Saint Joseph Les Cotes is made for early drinking. There’s an elegant interplay of cherries, spring flowers and fresh herbs on the nose followed by supple notes of cherries, blueberries and raspberries and a long, silky finish. Drink this charming wine over the next several years.
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92\nBottled in August 2017, the medium-bodied 2016 Saint Joseph Les Cotes is made for early drinking. There’s an elegant interplay of cherries, spring flowers and fresh herbs on the nose followed by supple notes of cherries, blueberries and raspberries and a long, silky finish. Drink this charming wine over the next several years.\n