J. Boutin Parcelle de Jean Saint-Joseph 2018
Another wonderful wine from expert winemaker Stephane Vedeau. A stunning and elegant expression of the terroir.
Juicy with lots of black cherry and sweet spice notes backed by solid medium weight grip. This St Joseph has a really appealing savoury quality to the fruit together with some meaty character. Plenty of richness together with good acidity. A hint of oak on the finish.
Stephane Vedeau is an expert wine maker and we already love the Southern Rhone wines he makes under the Ferme du Mont label. He began making wine in the Languedoc, and then came back to his roots moving to the Rhone in 2000. He owns three different wineries - Ferme du Mont in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Bellane in Valreas, and his Northern Rhone wines are bottled under his mother's name Jeannine Boutin. Stephane is a perfectionist, which for him (in terms of winemaking) means a true expression of the terroir. To accomplish this, work in the vineyards is organic, grapes are hand-harvested, wild yeasts start fermentation, the cellar is gravity fed, aging happens in a mix of stainless steel and larger oak barrels, and wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.