Saint - Joseph

Monks’s wine

The Saint-Joseph appellation covers 1,200 hectares and is situated on the right bank of the River Rhône. The soils are homogeneous, mainly granite rock and they are rarely calcareous. The hillsides are steep and the vineyards are planted on terraces. The red wines are made entirely with the Syrah grape variety. The white wines (20%) are made with Marsanne and Roussane grape varieties.

 

 

AOP Saint-Joseph WHITE

Surface of production  : 2 hectares



Soil : granite type soil, from the middle to the top of the hillside  



Grape variety  : 95% Marsanne and 5% Roussanne



Plantation density : 7,000 vine-stocks per hectares



Yield : 40 hl / ha



Harvest : hand-picked 



Barrel aging : 10 months in maximum three-year old barrels

AOP Saint-Joseph RED

Surface of production : 4 hectares 



Soil : granite type soil, about 75% in the middle of the hillside and 25% at the top of the hillside



Grape variety : Syrah



Plantation density : 6,500 to 10,000 vine-stocks per hectares



Age of vines:35 years old



Yield : 37 hl / ha



Harvest : hand-picked



Barrel Aging : 1 year in new barrels or in barrels up to four years old