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Delas Saint-Joseph Francois de Tournon 2019

A$82.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Rhone, France
Rating
90 points

Description

The aging cellars have been completely renovated since 1996. The 2,500 hl of old casks have been replaced by 600 Burgundy barrels from world-famous coopers such as François Frères, Seguin Moreau, and Damy. It is essential to have a relationship of trust with the cooper supplying the barrel because, although the wine benefits from the time it spends aging in the barrel, its organoleptic characteristics must not be overpowered by the oak. The barrel should allow the fruit of the terroir to express its unique personality.

On the steeply sloping hillside vineyards, where man must be the "mason” of his own vines, the dry stone retaining walls have been painstakingly rebuilt in order to preserve the countryside heritage. 2015 proudly marks the completion of the reconstruction of these low walls which are so symbolic of Hermitage Hill.

Rating

Score
90 - 90 points
Reviewer
Wine Advocate
Review

Marked by hints of toasty oak on the nose, the 2019 Saint-Joseph Francois de Tournon backs those up with notes of red cherries. It's medium to full-bodied, silky, and fresh, with a long, faintly herbal finish. It should drink well for up to a decade.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2030
Decanter
Food pairing
Hard cheeses

Tasting Profile

Nose
The colour is a deep, dark ruby red The nose is clearly marked by delicate aromas of cassis and spices. On the palate, the "François de Tournon" cuvée shows a smooth and voluptuous texture hiding a good but fine and silky tannic structure, that gives the wine great potential for aging. This Cuvée is the result of a blend of grapes from the "terroirs" of Vion, Saint Jean de Muzols, Mauves, and Tournon.

Delas Saint-Joseph Francois de Tournon 2019

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