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Saint Joseph Les Challeys

Saint Joseph Les Challeys

France
REGION
Rhône Valley
SIZE
750ml
ABV
12.5%
VINTAGE
2015
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Producer
Many Rhône producers have enjoyed a renaissance in the last decade, and none more so than Delas. The company has history (back to 1836) and land (twelve prime hectares, including La Landonne and Les Bessards). Since 1997, in the form of Jacques Grange, it has also had a winemaker capable of realising all that potential. Under his influence a more modern ‘boutique’ approach has been taken, and the wines now combine clarity of flavour with hedonistic appeal – surely the ultimate goal for a Rhône producer.

Vineyard
The appellation stretches from Chavanay in the north to Guilherand in the south, covering twenty-six communes over about fifty kilometres on the right bank of the Rhône. This cuvée is a blend from various parts of Saint-Joseph, between Mauves and Chavanay. The soils are light and stony, with schist and gneiss over a granite base, and the exposure of the vineyard is south and south-east. The grapes were hand-harvested.

Winery
Following picking, the grapes were destemmed. Fermentation took place at 28-32oC in open concrete tanks. After de-vatting and pressing, malolactic fermentation was carried out in tanks, where the wine matured as well. The wine was bottled after blending and light filtering.

Taste
A refined Saint-Joseph style, with a sleek, racy structure complementing the raspberry and cassis fruit. Herbal and mineral notes give an appetising, savoury lift to the wine.

Press
“The inky colored 2014 Saint Joseph Les Challeys ... has medium to full- bodied richness, a broad, expansive feel and ample ripeness in its black raspberry, cassis, licorice and almost garrigue-like bouquet.” – 91-93 points, The Wine Advocate, December 2015

SPEC

Characteristics
ABV 12.5%
Awards Press
Closure Cork
Size 750ml
Grape Variety Syrah
Vintage 2015
Location
Country France
Region Rhône Valley
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