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J Boutin Saint Joseph 'Parcelle de Jean' 2019

Product description

One of Chabrol's oldest friends is Stéphane Vedeau, a soft-spoken but charming vigneron and winemaker. Wines from his three domains – J.Boutin in the Northern Rhone, Clos Bellane in the South, and La Ferme du Mont in the North – are among the most consistent on our shelves, and Vedeau's unpretentious yet decisive vinifications serve as a logical link between our classical and low-intervention selections.

Vedeau produces very limited bottlings from tiny family-owned parcels in Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, and Cote-Rotie under the J. Boutin label, named after his mother Jeannine. These old-vine plots are organically farmed, and their hand-harvested grapes are vinified naturally and carefully in concrete tanks under strict supervision.

The wines are aged in both tanks and big barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. These unadulterated but stable wines are astonishingly pure and digestible Old World Syrah expressions, reflecting both their rugged provenance and their maker's calculating intellect.

Winemakers Notes:  Our objective was to produce a wine with great mineral precision around the fruit, with notes of hot stone and granitic tension. The maturities follow a frank attack and should bring us the foundation of great wines as well as the pleasure of barely withered black fruits. The very fine tannin grains with notes of pink pepper, come from a gentle maceration and wood from the Tronçais forest, and take us on a harmonious length and a finish whose retro reminds us of a natural aromatic spring/summer range.