Saint-Joseph Babylone 2018
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Appellation St. Joseph
Wine Type Red - Still
Vineyard 100% Syrah from three parcels: 25-year old vines in Saint Jean de Muzols, 115-year old vines in Tournon (lies perpendicular to the Rhone River), and since 2015, a new parcel in Vion. All parcels face south-east/ east. Total surface area is 0.90ha.
Viticulture All work is done by hand. Vine density is 5,000 to 10,000 vines/ha depending on the parcel. Yields average 40 hl/ha. The domaine is close to AB organic certification.
Vinification Each parcel is vinified separately. 30% whole cluster, 70% de-stemmed maceration and crushing in open stainless steel and wood tanks for 22 days. Native yeast fermentation, regular punchdowns and pump overs. Malolactic fermentation in 5 year old barrels with only native yeast.
Aging Aged for 17 months in 1-6 year old 228-400L barrels.
Production 4200 bottles
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