37, cours Xavier Arnozan
33000 Bordeaux – France
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Saint Joseph Les Challeys – Red



Designation SAINT-JOSEPH
Vineyard Size 1,095 hectares (2 705 acres), for an annual crop
Soil type The soils consist of light schist and gneiss over a granite bedrock.
Vine varieties 100% Syrah
Planting density -
Average vine age -
Vine growing conditions -
Pruning method -
Grape harvesting -
Vinification The grapes are picked by hand, at optimum ripeness. They are then entirely destemmed. Fermentationtakes place at controlled temperatures of 28°C to 32°C (82 to 90 F) in open concrete tanks. After devatting and pressing, malolactic fermentation is carried out in tanks.
Maturing Part of the wine is aged in barrels, which brings a touch of oak to the final blend. The rest stays in tanks to preserve the full fruit aromas. These wines are racked regularly to help them to stabilise naturally. “Les Challeys” is then bottled, after blending of the different Cuvée “batches”.