Monier Perreol St. Joseph Rouge 2018

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Monier Perreol
  • Varietal: Blend
  • Country: France
  • Region: Rhone
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D9478
Special Price $49.95 Regular Price $61.95
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Monier Perreol St. Joseph Rouge 2018 is available to buy in increments of 1

Jean-Pierre Monier is the third generation of his family to be farming in Brunieux, a lieu-dit in the hills above the village of St-Désirat in the Northern Rhône appellation of Saint Joseph. This 100% Syrah is smooth, plush and svelte, and reflects the lighter structure for which St-Joseph is renowned. Full of blackberries, campfire smoke and bacon fat, this is a wine with great personality that doesn’t require years of ageing for it to be accessible.

- Sherry-Lehmann Staff Reviews

Transition to Fall with Syrah

Home to such exalted appellations as Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie, and Cornas, the Northern Rhône produces some of the world’s most sought-after wines. The ancestral home to the Syrah grape, it reaches its highest manifestation here and can age magestically for decades. But this long-lived expression comes with a hefty price tag and can easily fetch three figures or more to add to a collection. Luckily there is the Northern Rhône’s largest appellation, St. Joseph, which offers an affordable introduction to this style of Syrah. If you’ve tried Syrah from Australia or California, you know how fruit-packed, concentrated and bold these wines can be. St. Joseph offers a lighter, more layered and savory style, one that paradoxically can be both elegant and gamey, floral and earthy. The region is also home to some of the most exciting winemaking talent in the Rhône Valley. Jean-Pierre Monnier is the third generation of his family to be farming the gentle, high-altitude hills above the village of St-Désirat. For nearly 25 years he sold his grapes to the local cooperative, but the noticeable quality of his vines was enough to encourage him to bottle wines under his own label. Heavily influenced by the teaching and research of the German biodynamic guru, Maria Thun, Jean-Pierre converted his vineyards and earned biodynamic certification in 2006. With a brooding garnet color, the nose is chock-full of blackberry, plum, violet leaf, campfire smoke and bacon fat. On the palate it is plush and svelte, with flavors of black fruits continuing, followed by tilled earth and a generous dose of acidity. This is an ideal choice as we transition from light, summery reds to fuller-bodied wines for fall.

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