Saint-Joseph "Parcelle de Jean"
98% old Syrah and 2% Roussanne from a 1.85 hectare parcel called "Les Combes" just north of Cornas with very steep slopes and dry stone wall terraces built to minimize erosion. The soil is predominantly granite with patches of schist and limestone. Harvested in two passes to get grapes with different ripeness. Vinified with 3-5 weeks of skin contact at cool temperatures with soft extractions and a regular work of the lees. Matured 14 months, for a small part in 500L oak barrels and the other part in vat.