Saint-Joseph Esprit de Granit 2012
Ref : 471467
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 34.60 € / liter
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its bright garnet color offers a discreet nose of black fruit and licorice. As for the taste, this wine is frank, round, spicy and with a nervous finish with tannins that are slipping.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The cellar of Tain has received praise from the famous Robert Parker, classified amongst the most beautiful wine cooperatives of France.
Domain and appellation
Cave de Tain l'HermitageFounded in 1933 by Louis Gambert of Loche, the Cave de Tain benefits from the expertise of 300 winemakers spread over 1000 hectares of vineyards to produce wines with appellations Hermitage, Crozes Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Cornas and Saint Péray as well as local wines.
- Terroir: Located on the eastern edge of the Massif Central, the vines are evolving on narrow granite terraces exposed towards the south / south east.
- Viticulture: The yields of these plots are limited so as to ensure optimum ripeness of the grapes.
- Vinification: A long maceration and hot running off into French oak barrels, aged for minimum 12 months.
- Syrah : 100%