Country: France Region: Northern Rhône Vintage: 2016
Category: Red Wine Color: Red Varietal: Northern Rhone style
Producer: Domaine Jolivet
A new name to note. Bastien Jolivet is the third generation, with his grandfather and father Alain (still active) having been members of the Cave de Tain. There are eight hectares of Saint-Joseph at Saint-Jean de Muzols, into the Doux Valley, with seven Syrah hectares and one of white vines. His first vintage was 2014. Bastien worked for over four years at Domaine du Monteillet of Stéphane Montez, as well as in New Zealand and South Africa. He is increasing the whole bunch proportion each year, and these are natural, unforced wines that reflect the fine-ness of St Jean de Muzols well.
The wine has a lovely dark colour with aromas of black fruit and freshly cracked black pepper. It is beautifully structured and full-bodied, boasting concentrated dark cherry fruit flavours and parma violet flavours, an elegant mineral edge and a long, spicy finish.
Food Suggestion: The perfect partner for red-meat dishes: Lamb, steak and game.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:12.5% Acidity [g/l]: 5.53