Brotte - Saint Joseph - Marandy

Brotte - Saint Joseph - Marandy 2017

Red Wine
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Item# 12969-17

Description

Brotte Saint Joseph "Marandy", is a tribute to the name and character of the historic Brotte Saint Jospeh "cuvée" coming from an area with the same name (70s). The climate is hot and dry in the summer and mild during the other seasons. Syrah is perfectly adapted to this terroir. Produced mainly with Syrah, the wine expresses a rustic character and honest fruit, with notes of raspberry and spices.

History

This delicate and pleasing wine shows in historical records as early as the 16th century. Saint-Joseph (allegedly the protector of scorned husbands) was once lauded by the kings of France as well as Victor Hugo, who mentioned it in ‘Les Misérables’. The majority of the vines are planted on steep slopes. The soil is composed of light schist and gneiss on a granite base. The climate is hot and dry in summer and mild during the other seasons. Syrah finds its perfect balance on this terroir as the poor soils limit yield, and therefore favour the complexity of this great variety.

Tasting notes

Color: Mauve with a raspberry rim. Nose: Intense and moreish aromas of black fruits and pepper with toasty undertones. Palate: Expressive, classically elegant tannins appear with notes of raspberry and blackcurrant. Beautifully mouth-filling with a spicy finish. With tannins in its youth, the wine will express its full character after 2 to 3 years of ageing.

Vinification

The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed before being cold-soaked for a gentle and short maceration. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in concrete or stainless steel vats, at 26°- 28°C, to preserve maximum fruit, with daily pump-overs and some releases. The malolactic fermentation is followed by ageing in 100 year old oak vats for 6 to 12 months.

Vintage

2017 : A good year with low yields. With beautiful rich sugar and deep colors, the red wines are powerful, round and balanced. Whites and rosés are fat, full-bodied and have kept good freshness.