Pierre Gaillard Saint-Joseph Rouge 2016
Gaillard’s Saint-Joseph is drawn from several parcels located in Malleval and Chavanay. The vines all lie in the far north of this sprawling appellation, closer to Vienne and Condrieu than to Tournon-sur-Rhône. The steep, cool soils here have plenty of granite, which contributes to the style of this perfumed and vibrant Syrah. Each parcel is then vinified separately to bring out its own individuality, and to allow more options when assembling the wine aged in Allier and Nevers barrels, only 20% new, for 18-20 months, and is bottled unfiltered.