SAINT JOSEPH 2020
Ref : 490308
i.e. 24 € / liter
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Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Black dress, purple reflection. Typical nose, on spices, roasted black fruits, notes of garigue. Supple attack, fullness and balance. Frank extension of character on garigue spices. Frank finish on notes of candied blackcurrant and mocha.
- Keeping level 2025
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 ?
It was between 1956 and 1969 that all the vineyards in this part of the Côtes du Rhône were grouped together and given the name Saint-Joseph.
Domain and appellation
La cave de Saint Desirat
The Saint Desirat winery is located on the terraces along the right bank of the Rhône, in the Saint Joseph AOC.
- Terroir: Saint Joseph is a Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales cru located in the north of the Ardèche department, on the right bank of the Rhône. The light soils are composed of schist and gneiss on a granite base.
- Viticulture: The vineyard is located on the old "historical" vineyard on granitic terraces facing South, South-East.
- Vinification: The ripeness of the grapes in the vineyards is monitored and the harvest is carefully selected. The red Saint Joseph is vinified in the traditional way with a maceration of 15 to 18 days in vats.
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