Esprit de Granit St Joseph 2010 Cave de Tain 13.5% 75cl
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This St Joseph from Cave de Tain has scooped a clutch of Medals and Trophies for the 2010 vintage. Made from 100% Syrah grown on granite soils the wine has a minerality and complexity balanced by ripe, rounded blackberry and spice fruits. Supple and well knit tannins provide good structure and length on the finish.
At the foot of the famous Hermitage hillside, the Cave de Tain l'Hermitage produces five appellation contrle wines, namely Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph, Cornas and St-Pray. The Cave de Tain l'Hermitage owns a 21 hectare domaine within the Hermitage appellation and the winemaker, Xavier Frouin supervises each stage of vinification, from grape reception, classified according to quality, right up to bottling. The objective of the Cave is to provide wine lovers around the world with authentic wines which bear the full character of their individual " terroir ", bringing out the best through careful and non-intrusive vinification methods. Wine making techniques are highly traditional and successive generations have contributed to the growth and development of the winery by producing grapes of a quality they are now known and admired for.
2010 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Bronze
2010 Vintage: IWC 2013 - Gold & St-Joseph Trophy & French Red Trophy & International Syrah Trophy
2010 Vintage: Syrah du Monde 2012 - Gold Medal
2010 Vintage: Syrah du Monde 2012 - Top 10 Best Syrah du Monde