Verzier Empreinte Saint Joseph 2020
Verzier’s vines are located on the plateau above the southernmost part of the Condrieu appellation.
This cuvée, produced from Syrah grapes, has matured for 12 months and embodies natural Syrah aromas. Reveals a superb array of aromas of summer fruits (red berries) with hints of spices and pepper.
Bio-Dynamic farming techniques, Estate grown grapes, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged, Organically Grown Grapes, Skin contact
Granite/Clay, Schist, Volcanic
Decanter – “As Rhone-lovers will know well, it’s important to nuance the very different qualities of St Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. It wasn’t the plump, juicy generosity of the latter which fought its way through to our Best In Show collection this year, but rather the fragrance, elegance, swish, verve and classicism of the former that most impressed our judges. If you love the mouthwateringly smoky, ham-bone-and-flowers allure of Northern Rhone Syrah, then dig into a glassful of this 2020 wine and see it personified. The Verzier Empreinte Saint Joseph is neither plump nor texturally rich on the palate; what it does do, rather, is take that perfumed fresh fruit and run with it to hypnotic (and mouth-watering) effect. You’ll find brighter acidity here than in most Northern Rhone white wines, paradoxically, but that acidity is ripe, vivid and resonant: perfect structuring for a wine that is clearly best drunk and enjoyed as soon as possible.” (97 Pts, Best In Show)