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Domaine Jolivet




St Joseph

Grape Variety:


St Joseph, L'Instinct, 2016

Tasting Note:

2016 was a late vintage, Bastien starting picking his St Joseph grapes around the middle of October. This shows nerve and vitality yet also offers density and depth. Sensual, with nicely rounded tannins binding the ripe autumnal red and dark berry fruit. A granitic salty kick brings interest, focus and freshness to the elegant and lifting finish. Incredibly persistent and easy to enjoy. Refinement and distinct Rhône character wrapped together in perfect harmony. A blend of ten St Joseph parcels from St Jean de Muzols all vinified separately according to location on the slope and vine age. On average 20% of the final blend will have been fermented with whole bunches. Aged for 14 months in barriques and larger demi-muids barrels with very little new wood.

Discover Rhône

France’s wine growing “Rhone Valley” in reality covers two very distinct wine growing regions, separated by a vine-free gap of approximately 30 miles. Whilst the A.O.C. Cotes de Rhone can in theory come from both the North and the South, in practice the two zones produce remarkably distinct wines. ...