This delicious 2016 clocks in at only 12.5%. It’s open and silky, succulent and refreshing – a vivid, perfumed Saint-Joseph striking a fine balance between primary fruits and spicy meaty complexity Gaillard’s Saint-Joseph is drawn from several parcels located in Malleval and Chavanay. The vines are all situated at altitude, in the far north of this sprawling appellation. The steep, cool soils here have plenty of granite, which contributes to the style of this perfumed and vibrant Syrah. Each parcel is vinified separately to bring out its own individuality, and to allow more options when assembling the wine. Aged in Allier and Nevers barrels, only 20% new, for 18-20 months, and bottled unfiltered.