Les Marches de Granit
The steep slopes were not easily conquered. We elaborate our cuvée by looking less for power than for finesse. The dominant granite soils give it a typical straightness and elegance that characterise our vision of the appellation’s potential.
Les cartes en main
NatureSituated on the right bank, facing east, the vineyards run alongside the Rhône on steep, predominantly granite hillsides. The Mediterranean influence can be felt and the Mistral winds work their magic.
The hand of manPredominantly Syrah, yields of 35 hL/ha. Manual harvests, aged in new oak barrels for 20% of the blend.
Character and potentialOrganoleptic profile: spicy and mineral notes, flint, ripe fruits and licorice underpinned by leather and dried fruits. The soils and exposure, combined with the characteristics of the Syrah varietal, give rise to powerful and elegant wines.
VisionEdouard Guérin: ‘Full de-stemming owing to the minerality of the soils. What we are seeking here is the purest expression of a Syrah planted in granite soils with notes of flint and ink, a certain austerity that is characteristic of wines from Saint-Joseph.’
ProfilePurity and freshness. We also seek to enhance the volume, structure and longevity of this wine. This latitude is ideal for the production of wines that evolve well over time.
Tasting notes'The palate is powerful with a pleasant acidity that lingers on the palate. Its complexity, balance and length make this an outstanding Saint-Joseph.'
Granite and schist terraces
60% tuns, 20% demi-muids, 20% barrels for 12 months
|FOOD AND WINE PAIRING||
Red meat, rack of lamb, roasted game, venison in sauce