La Ferme des Sept Lunes 2016 'Pleine Lune' Saint-Joseph AOC

La Ferme des Sept Lunes 2016 'Pleine Lune' Saint-Joseph AOC

Item Number: 13112

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Saint-Joseph AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 11
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Decomposed granite

Vineyard Notes: Pleine Lune, or "Full Moon," is sourced from four hillside parcels in Saint-Désirat totaling 1.2 hectares. The vineyards have a southern exposure. The vines are biodynamically farmed with fruit trees, lilacs and wild herbs growing throughout the terraces.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are destemmed into concrete vats for spontaneous fermentation. Daily pump overs and foot pigéage is done. The Syrah ages in a combination of 80% neutral demi-muids and 20% old barrels for 12 months, then 3-4 months in tank before being bottled unfined, unfiltered, and without SO2.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 91 (4/30/2020)

    Opaque ruby. Vibrant cherry and blackberry aromas are complemented by hints of smoky bacon, peony, olive and cracked pepper. Taut and energetic on the palate, offering finely etched black/blue fruit and floral pastille flavors that stretch out with air. Closes long and spicy, showing very good clarity and just a touch of silky tannins.