Domaine Andre Perret Saint Joseph Rouge 2015 - Temple Cellars

Origin: Rhone Valley, France

Vol: 750ml

Grapes: Syrah

92 pts Robert Parker

Gushing damp earth, cherry, raspberry and plum aromas with potent whiffs of crushed walnuts. Smooth dry and meaty with dark cherry notes. Outstanding Syrah that was both opulent and scrumptious with food. Perret’s approach to winegrowing is classic: respect each individual terroir—he produces several single-vineyard wines—and work the soil to avoid the need for chemical treatments. His goal is to make fresh, structured wines, in “a sort of Burgundian style” as he says, but without too much wood; wines that aren’t too worked over and will age well. His Condrieu bottlings are reference points for the entire appellation. In 1995 André built a new cellar, but he has never expanded beyond the very best terroirs and keeps the estate small so he can maintain his standards of manual labor in the vineyards and individual attention to all of his wines.

• Terraced vineyards
• Yield of 37 hL/ha
• Grapes are 100% de-stemmed
• Maceration and fermentation in stainless steel tanks lasts 2 to 3 weeks
• Aged for one year in 400-liter barrels and barriques (20% new)

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