Le Clos Rouge Saint-Joseph 2017
The Le Clos is sourced from less than an acre on a granite slope at the south end of Tournon. Chapoutier first began to bottle it in 2011 when the new winery gave him the ability to micro-vinify the roughly 200 cases of Le Clos made every vintage. Grown on brown soils derived from coarse-grained, black mica granite that is fractured and locally altered, this wine offers mineral and floral notes with great length. Le Clos joins the increasingly popular ranks of Chapoutier’s Saint-Joseph single parcel wines.
APPEARANCE: Dark garnet black with purple highlights throughout
NOSE: Lovely notes of dark fruit (cherry, blackberry), beautiful minerality with graphite notes.
PALATE: Soft, rich and elegant on entry. Very fine, silky tannins. Long-lingering finish with aromatic notes reminiscent of the granite terroir.
VARIETAL: 100% Syrah
TERROIR: Brown soils derived from coarse-grained, black mica granite, fractured and locally altered
VINIFICATION: Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in a small, 30 HL, concrete vat with long maceration for around 5 weeks.
Aging: Entirely in barrels for around 20 months period (25% new barrels)