Maison Les Alexandrins is the renamed collaboration between Nicolas Jaboulet, formerly of the eponymous winery in Tain, the Perrin family from Château de Beaucastel, winemaker Guillaume Sorrel and viticulturalist Alexandre Caso. Each person brings their expertise to this micro-négociant, an extension of Domaine Les Alexandrins, established in 2015. The aim of Maison Les Alexandrins remains the same: to buy parcels of fruit from some of the top growers in each appellation in the Northern Rhône. With the construction of a new winery completed at the end of 2018, Maison and Domaine Les Alexandrins is now a permanent fixture in the Northern Rhône.
The partnership stems from a long-standing friendship, a shared love of gastronomy and a philosophy to create wines that represent the best of their appellations.
The soil in Saint Joseph is mainly composed of granite. The vineyard spreads out 60km along the right bank of the Rhône river. The aim of the winemakers was to make a balanced wine using grapes from two different locations: from the north of the appellation, which bring minerality and fruit, and from the historical centre of Saint Joseph that give more flesh to the wine. The blending makes wines with great distinction and wonderfully balanced.
The grapes were cold-macerated for three days before being fermented to increase the aromas of fruit. They were then fermented for 20 days with pumping-over for the first two days followed by punching-down. The blend was then left to age in one and two year old barrels for 10 months to bring concentration to the wine.
This wine is deep ruby red in colour. On the nose, there are rich aromas of wild fruits, cocoa and a hint of minerality. On the palate, it is full-bodied with soft, fresh tannins. This powerful wine has a distinct elegance to it and a long, lingering finish.
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Name Maison Les Alexandrins Saint-Joseph Country France Region St-Joseph, Northern Rhône ABV% 13% Vintage 2017 Grape Variety 100% Syrah Size 750ml Dietary Information No