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2021 Saint-Joseph Rouge

André Perret
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When I am in southeastern France, I stop as much as I can at André Perret’s cellars in Verlieu, a small commune of Chavanay, right on the route nationale along the Rhône River. Verlieu is just south of the village of Condrieu and smack dab in the heart of prime Viognier country. The neighboring hamlet is Vérin, the home of the micro-monopole Château Grillet, one of France’s tiniest appellations. André Perret is one of Condrieu’s master vignerons, and is widely respected in France as making arguably its finest Viognier. His Coteaux de Chéry bottling, from steep granite vineyards above Verlieu, is the stuff of legend.
     What he is slightly less known for are his delicious red wines from the Saint-Joseph appellation. Saint-Josephs from this part of the Rhône are typically more delicate and floral than their brethren further south around Mauves, the birthplace of the appellation (across the river from Tain l’Hermitage). Much like the greatest southern Saint-Josephs can recall the wines of Hermitage, the greatest northern examples can resemble the wines of Côte-Rôtie. André’s are certainly among the finest, and they always have great density despite their seeming weightlessness and elegant bouquet. Here is a great opportunity to snap up a few bottles of this rarely seen nectar, to be enjoyed now and over the next five years.

Dixon Brooke

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Technical Information
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Syrah
Appellation: Saint Joseph
Country: France
Producer: André Perret
Winemaker: André Perret
Vineyard: 20 yrs avg, 3.5 ha
Soil: Granite, Sand
Aging: Maceration and fermentation in stainless steel tanks lasts 2 to 3 weeks, aged for one year in 400-liter barrels and barriques (20% new)
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 12.5%

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Kermit inspecting wine barrels

For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

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