French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine Christophe Pichon 2011 Saint-Joseph
  • French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine Christophe Pichon 2011 Saint-Joseph
  • French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine Christophe Pichon 2011 Saint-Joseph

Domaine Christophe Pichon
2011 Saint-Joseph

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A light but elegant Saint-Joseph, created with Syrah grapes grown on the upper half of granitic hillsides and aged 9 months in oak. We find it great for everyday drinking.

  • A Syrah that’s both a great value for everyday drinking and good to have a stock of in the cellar. Flavors of dark berries and spice, solid structure, and nice acidity. Very rich and ripe. Ready to drink, but I would recommend cellaring it through 2017–2019.

    Food pairing: Grilled lamb

  • A deep purple-red suggesting youth and with attractive earthy, meaty scents on the nose, developing cocoa notes after a little air contact. Up-front, concentrated, rich fruit; delicate tannins; and a streak of bright acid make for a nicely balanced wine rather more refined and elegant than Saint-Joseph often is. Has a particularly seductive resurgence of fruity sweetness on the finish. A good example of the appellation. Tasty now but likely to develop further with a few more years in bottle.

    Food pairing: Chicken with morels, ratatouille, duck, lamb, turkey, lasagna, pizza

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The Creator of This Wine

Domaine Christophe Pichon

Domaine Christophe Pichon

For Christophe Pichon, winemaking is a family affair. After working with his father for years, he took over the family domaine in 1991, and started created his own high-quality Rhône wines with his wife Isabelle. Now with the eldest two of their six children working in the fields alongside them, they truly run a ‘family’ domaine -- in every sense of the word.

Details
Producer:Domaine Christophe Pichon
Region:Rhone
Year:2011
Maturity:2013-2016
Alcohol:12.5%
Bottle size:750ml
Color:Red
Varietal:Syrah
Flavors:Blackberry, Spice, Earth
Body:Medium
Soul:Earthy