Brotte Marandy Saint Joseph 2017
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This delicate and pleasing wine shows in historical records as early as the 16th century. Saint-Joseph (allegedly the protector of scorned husbands) was once lauded by the kings of France as well as Victor Hugo, who mentioned it in ‘Les Misérables’. The majority of the vines are planted on steep slopes. The soil is composed of light schist and gneiss on a granite base. The climate is hot and dry in summer and mild during the other seasons. Syrah finds its perfect balance on this terroir as the poor soils limit yield, and therefore favour the complexity of this great variety.
89 Robert Parker