Cave de Tain Grand Classique Saint-Joseph Blanc 2015

White

France

Southern Rhône Valley

Description

The Cave de Tain is among the world’s very greatest wine producers, a giant of the Northern Rhone with over 50 acres in Hermitage, a stunning, state-of-the-art winery (10 million Euros invested over the past five years) and a brilliant team of winegrowers.

Besides Hermitage, they produce most of the region’s IGP (previously Vin de Pays) and half of all Crozes Hermitage (but bottling only a third of that under their own top label), as well as St Joseph, Cornas and St. Peray.

Tasting Notes: Offers and expressive nose of nectarine, white peach, and zesty citrus aromas with hints of almonds and quince. Very fresh and racy on the palate, with a long, clean finish.

Serve With: Excellent with rich seafood preparations such as trout with brown butter and capers, lobster ravioli, bacon-wrapped monkfish, and more…

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Saint-Joseph AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871015288

Case Code

10097871015285

Vineyards

Sustainably-grown (certified Group ICV). Nearly 2500 acres under vine, with more 2200 acres in appellation (AOP) vineyards (Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Cornas, Saint Péray) and the balance in IPG Collines Rhodaniennes. Appellation vineyards include 71.6 acres in Hermitage (of which the Cave de Tain directly owns 54.3 acres).

Composition

100% Marsanne

Viticulture

Vineyards are in the most southern parts of the Saint-Joseph appellation, between the Guillerand-Granges and Arras communes. Vines average 45 years in age. Granite-based soils.

Winemaking

Pressed very gently, cold-settled for 24-48 hours, then fermented and matured 6 months (on the lees) in a mix of stainless steel tanks (1/3) and french oak barrels (2/3). No malolactic conversion.

Alcohol

13.0%

Accolades

92 pts – The Wine Spectator, 11/16 (2015).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

TAIN091215

 

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