Cave de Tain Grand Classique Saint-Joseph Rouge 2015

Red

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: This classic Saint Joseph offers bright red berry notes over backdrop of mineral and black fruit character. Assertive, ripe and well-textured on the palate, with a long, persistent finish.

Serve With: Excellent with a wide range of game and red meats (especially prime cuts of beef, and pepper-rubbed rack of lamb), strong cheeses, and rich, earthy dishes like wild mushroom risotto.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Saint-Joseph AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871015271

Case Code

10097871015278

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% Syrah

Viticulture

Vineyards are in the most southern parts of the Saint-Joseph appellation, between the Guillerand-Granges and Arras communes. Vines average 30 years in age. From south/southeast facing, granite-based, terraced vineyards.

Winemaking

Grapes were fully de-stemmed. Pre-fermentation cold soak of a few days. 15-20 days on the skins (in tank), with regular pump-overs. Matured 12 months in tank (50%) and 400L French oak barrels (50%). Unfined and lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Alcohol

13.0%

Accolades

91 pts – The Wine Spectator, 6/30/17 (2015).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

TAIN082215

 

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