Domaine de Gouye Saint-Joseph Rouge Vieilles Vignes 2019
REGION: FRANCE • Rhône Valley • Saint-Jean de Muzols
BLEND: 100% Syrah
VINEYARDS: Just over seven acres of older vines sit at 1,050 feet above sea level, surrounding the family house and cellars, on a steep, south-facing slope. Soils are mostly decomposed granite.
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Full-cluster fruit is crushed by foot and fermented on indigenous yeasts in upright oak fermenters in the family’s naturally cold cellar, dug into the granite hillside. Aged in older, neutral French oak barrels for 16 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled meats; roasted chicken; lamb sausages with herbs