Saint-Joseph Les Challeys 2016
Ref : 479019
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 28.40 € / liter
3 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level 2026
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its garnet color offers a nice nose on fresh red fruits and spicy notes. On the palate, this wine presents a supple attack, balanced on silky tannins. Finale with notes of candied fruit, cinnamon and pepper.
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 ?
Delicate and delicious, this wine was already sold in the sixteenth century. He was appreciated at the table of the kings of France. In the 17th century, the Jesuits of Tournon gave it its current name. Between 1956 and 1969, all the vineyards of this part of the Côtes du Rhône were grouped and consecrated under the name Saint-Joseph.
Domain and appellation
Maison DelasFounded in 1835, Delas was bought in 1977 by Deutz Champagnes. Today it belongs to Deutz and the Louis Roederer group. The Delas house operates an area of 30 hectares including 10 hectares of vineyards situated on the Hermitage appellation, 2 hectares of AOC St. Joseph and 18 hectares on A.O.C. Crozes-Hermitage.
- Terroir: The plots are located on the terrace of Chassis and evolve on a granite floor.
- Viticulture: Harvesting is done by hand at optimum ripeness.
- Vinification: The wine is traditionally performed with a live pre-fermentation cold maceration in open concrete tanks Finally, part of the wine is aged in vats and another in Burgundy barrels for a period of 14 months.
- Syrah : 100%