Wine Saint-Joseph "Les Granits", 2011
Reviews of purchase Saint-Joseph "Les Granits", 2011
The wine has a wonderful, very saturated color with dark garnet.
Taste wine smoky, spicy, with hints of pepper, ripe fruit, with strong tannins and a long finish.
In the dense sensual fragrance notes of smoke, ripe black fruit, berry jam.
The wine is recommended to serve with braised veal, lamb stew, grilled chicken, grilled tuna, various cheeses, prosciutto.
Syrah Wine Saint Joseph Les Granits 2007 collected from old vines Saint-Joseph, growing on granite soils, very poor and very stony, and bearing very small yields. However, such soil saturates wine fresh notes of minerality. Age of vines is 60-80 years. The grapes are harvested by hand during the advanced stage of maturity. Grapes undergoes slow fermentation in wooden vats. Maceration is very long and takes more than four weeks. Maturation takes place in new oak barrels and lasts 12-14 months.
Name Chapoutier present in the Rhône Valley since 1808 year. Distant ancestor Chapoutier - Polydor was the first who began to buy vines, becoming not just a winegrower but wine producer and businessman. The current president of the Wine House - Michel Chapoutier - a representative of the seventh generation of the family, a person charismatic and energetic, curious and visionary. Before becoming a winemaker, Michel traveled. During these visits, he carefully studied the diversity, richness and subtlety of wine. In his farm he managed to combine this knowledge with the rich traditions of the family. Chapoutier sees its goal to bring to the fore in the wines characteristics of the soil and vines, which is why most of them are made from only one grape variety.
At the moment M. Shaputier owns one of the most prestigious estates in the Rhone Valley. Wines are produced in the appellations of the Hermitage, Croz Hermitage, Cote Roti, Condrieu, Saint-Joseph, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Trikasten. The largest estate of the family Shaputier is in the Hermitage. In addition, the household of Shaputier keeps under control the production and sale of wines in the appellation Kornas, Saint-Perey, Muscat de Bom-de-Veniz, Côte-du-Rhône Vilage and Tavel. Michelle Shapoutier, who became head of the company in 1990, regards as his most significant achievement the transition to biodynamic methods of working in vineyards, since they are the ones that best allow us to reflect the qualitative characteristics of terroirs. M. Chapoutier wines repeatedly won the highest score of 100 points in the ranking of the famous wine critic Robert Parker.