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Domaine des Lises, 2015 Equis St. Joseph Rouge

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"The 2015 Saint Joseph is super ripe but balanced. Cassis fruit leads the way in this medium to full-bodied effort, which adds savory notes of crushed stone and black olive before finishing long, velvety and redolent of dark berries."
–Dec-17

Domaine des Lises, 2015 Equis St. Joseph Rouge


Domaine des Lises, 2015 Equis St. Joseph Rouge

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WINE
2015 Equis St. Joseph Rouge
Equis

VARIETAL: 100% Syrah

VINEYARD: This wine is produced from vines in Saint Jean-de-Muzols, a village next to Tournon sur Rhône near the Alain Graillot vineyard. The 15- to 30-year-old south-facing vines lie in steep, granite soil.

VINIFICATION: Hand-harvested grapes are 70% to 100% destemmed to focus on the purity and primary fruit freshness that is meant to be enjoyable immediately. After several days of maceration, the wine undergoes a 20- to 30-day fermentation period including malolactic in a combination of oak barrels (5% to 10% new) ranging in formats and concrete tank. Aside from one or two pumpovers to homogenize or aerate, extraction is done entirely by hand with punch downs once or twice a day.

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Producer Page: Equis