Saint-Joseph "Les Granits" Rouge
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2000

In Saint Joseph, as in Hermitage, elevated soils of high granite composition give both Syrah and Marsanne a unique style in an otherwise more simple, broad appellation. The hill above Tournon, the village across the Rhône from Tain, is almost as steep as Hermitage itself, though not so south-facing. Consequently, the vines are very poor yielding, and the wines are able to express place more clearly than the average wine of the appellation. Small plots of 2.4 and 2.3 hectares of 60-80 year old vines of Syrah and 60+ year old vines of Marsanne yield 400 and 900 cases respectively of each of the Les Granits Rouge and Blanc.

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Wine Notes
Color
Very deep garnet red
Aroma
Black fruit jams, smoked with mineral overtones.
Taste
Smoky, peppered notes; tight tannins with a long persistency in the mouth.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are 100% destemmed. Slow fermentation in small concrete vats. The process of fermentation is long and lasts for more than a month, to integrate the tannins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% in new or young casks for 16 to 18 months.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France

Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year.

In Saint Joseph, as in Hermitage, elevated soils of high granite composition give both Syrah and Marsanne a unique style in an otherwise simpler, broader appellation. The hill above Tournon, the village across the Rhône from Tain, is almost as steep as Hermitage itself, though not so south-facing. Consequently, the vines are very low-yielding, and the wines are able to express place more clearly than the average wine of the appellation. Small plots of 2.4 and 2.3 hectares of 60-80 year old vines of Syrah and 60+ year old vines of Marsanne yield 400 and 900 cases respectively of each of the Les Granits Rouge and Blanc.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Very deep garnet red
Aroma
Black fruit jams, smoked with mineral overtones.
Taste
Smoky, peppered notes; tight tannins with a long persistency in the mouth.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are 100% destemmed. Slow fermentation in small concrete vats. The process of fermentation is long and lasts for more than a month to integrate the tannins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% aged in new or young casks for 16 to 18 months.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year. 
 
In Saint Joseph, as in Hermitage, elevated soils of high granite composition give both Syrah and Marsanne a unique style in an otherwise simpler, broader appellation. The hill above Tournon, the village across the Rhône from Tain, is almost as steep as Hermitage itself, though not so south-facing. Consequently, the vines are very low-yielding, and the wines are able to express place more clearly than the average wine of the appellation. Small plots of 2.4 and 2.3 hectares of 60-80 year old vines of Syrah and 60+ year old vines of Marsanne yield 400 and 900 cases respectively of each of the Les Granits Rouge and Blanc.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Very deep garnet red
Aroma
Black fruit jams, smoked with mineral overtones.
Taste
Smoky, peppered notes; tight tannins with a long persistency in the mouth.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are 100% destemmed. Slow fermentation in small concrete vats. The process of fermentation is long and lasts for more than a month to integrate the tannins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% aged in new or young casks for 16 to 18 months.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Cases Produced: 
400
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
In Saint Joseph, as in Hermitage, elevated soils of high granite composition give both Syrah and Marsanne a unique style in an otherwise simpler, broader appellation. The hill above Tournon, the village across the Rhône from Tain, is almost as steep as Hermitage itself, though not so south-facing. Consequently, the vines are very low-yielding, and the wines are able to express place more clearly than the average wine of the appellation. Small plots of 2.4 and 2.3 hectares of 60-80 year old vines of Syrah and 60+ year old vines of Marsanne yield 400 and 900 cases respectively of each of the Les Granits Rouge and Blanc.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Very deep garnet red
Aroma
Black fruit jams, smoked with mineral overtones.
Taste
Smoky, peppered notes; tight tannins with a long persistency in the mouth.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are 100% destemmed. Slow fermentation in small concrete vats. The process of fermentation is long and lasts for more than a month, to integrate the tannins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% in new or young casks for 16 to 18 months.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
83
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
In Saint Joseph, as in Hermitage, elevated soils of high granite composition give both Syrah and Marsanne a unique style in an otherwise simpler, broader appellation. The hill above Tournon, the village across the Rhône from Tain, is almost as steep as Hermitage itself, though not so south-facing. Consequently, the vines are very low-yielding, and the wines are able to express place more clearly than the average wine of the appellation. Small plots of 2.4 and 2.3 hectares of 60-80 year old vines of Syrah and 60+ year old vines of Marsanne yield 400 and 900 cases respectively of each of the Les Granits Rouge and Blanc.
 

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Very deep garnet red
Aroma
Black fruit jams, smoked with mineral overtones.
Taste
Smoky, peppered notes; tight tannins with a long persistency in the mouth
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are 100% destemmed. Slow fermentation in small concrete vats. The process of fermentation is long and lasts for more than a month, to integrate the tannins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% in new or young casks for 16 to 18 months.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France

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Wine Notes
Color
Dark garnet.
Aroma
Black fruit jams (blackberry).
Taste
Smoky, peppered notes. Very strong tannins with a long persistency in the mouth.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2000
Type:
Red
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Slow fermentation in small concrete vats for more than 30 days
Length/Type of Aging: 
Wooden casks (new and 1 year old) for 12 - 14 months
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France