2016 Pierre Gaillard Saint Joseph
Saint Joseph, France
Vineyard/Year: Pierre Gaillard / 2016
Gaillard’s Saint-Joseph is drawn from several parcels located in Côte Bellay, Malleval and Buis. The vines all lie in the far north of this sprawling appellation, closer to Vienne and Condrieu than to Tournon-sur-Rhône.
The steep, cool soils here have plenty of granite, which contributes to the style of this perfumed and vibrant Syrah. The individual vineyard parcels are kept separate and are mostly destemmed before crushing. Each parcel is then vinified separately to bring out its own individuality, and to allow more options when assembling the wine.
100% Syrah. More restrained nose than the Terre de Mandrin (Collines Rhodaniennes) but lovely round, silky texture with good lift.
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