Saint Joseph Red, J Denuziere, 2020
Mainly located on granitic terraces with steep slopes, Saint Joseph appellation beneficiates from a South / south east exposure. It is the second largest appellation in the northern Rhone Valley, with 90% of the production being red wines.
Manual harvest, the wine is aged 12 months on fine lees in tanks or in 1 to 3 years old casks.
Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
Tasting notes: At first, Saint Joseph Red, J Denuziere, 2020 has an intense robe with deep purple reflections. Then, a powerful nose with reminiscence of red berries, cocoa and toasted bread. Overall, The palate is ample and silky with fruity notes that combines harmoniously with the underwood and spicy aromas.
About the vineyard:
First, the history of J.Denuzière began in 1876 at the heart of a region with a 2000-year wine heritage. The story continues to be written today.
At that time, Joanny Paret, had the objective to develop the reputation of the local wines in the Rhône cafés and bistros. He started to distribute them with his team of horses.
Surely, after doing so for 40 years, his son, Joseph Paret took over .Then he successfully grew the family business over the following decades thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit.
Finally, Paret Wines then became Denuzière Wines. Indeed when Pierre Denuzière, Joseph Paret’s son-in-law, succeeded his father-in-law in the 1940s. For 80 years, the name “Denuzière” has been part of the wine-growing landscape in the Rhône Valley.
Today, the J.Denuzière micro-cuvées are shaped by this Condrieu heritage which has been strengthened through the vintages.