André Perret Saint Joseph 2014



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From 25 year old vines on south-easterly facing slopes outside Chavanay, this is a wine not to be overlooked. Deep, dark chocolatey, black fruit aromas. This is a full and concentrated style, a wine which really fills the mouth with lovely wild cherry flavours. Beautifully intense with tightly integrated tannins, it has a soft freshness on the finish.

Andre's passion for vines made this Biology graduate return to this village, where he succeeded his father in 1982. The farmland, then mainly occupied by fruit-trees, was planted with vine-stocks and extended to 13 hectares.

André Perret is willing to preserve terroir and nature, even if this involves difficulties such as terrace cultivation of the vines on steep hillsides.

He is also keen to avoid systematic treatments of his vines; pesticides are only used as and when required.

Yields are controlled too, in order to achieve the quality and authenticity requirements that he himself has fixed.

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