Vinification Method: Grapes are hand-harvested and undergo a very long maceration at a low temperature—without de-stemming. The wine is fermented in wooden tanks and aged on fine lees in second-hand oak casks. The wine is bottled without filtration. The wine has a total SO2 of only 25mg/L.
Tasting Note: The nose shows an explosion of spices, with notes of orange, anise and violets also being present. Baking spices carry on to a mineral-based palate where they meet red cherries and a big dose of black pepper. Great acidity gives the wine plenty of lift and leads to a long mineral and pepper finish.
Herve Souhaut Saint Joseph - Sainte Epine 2018