The Baligant vineyard is located in the Northern Rhône Valley on the right bank of the Rhône, between Condrieu in the north and Cornas in the south.
Beautiful intense garnet color.
The first discreet one highlights mainly spicy and mineral notes of classic flint on these acidic soils but in 2018 a powerful black fruit appears, ripe cherry rubs shoulders with notes of plums. After aeration, a nice bouquet of ripe fruit and liquorice develops. Delicate and very discreet ageing notes bring complexity and delicacy.
The palate is fruity and delicate with a soft acidity present throughout the tasting - complexity, balance and persistence on the palate make this wine a beautiful St. Joseph to be enjoyed in its youth after decanting for 2-3 hours or after a few years of bottle ageing.
Hand harvested. Total destemming - natural pre-fermentation with minimal sulphiting. Progressive temperature increase during alcoholic fermentation to finish between 28 and 30˚C. Delicate extraction by mainly fractional pumping over and hot post-fermentation vatting (28-30˚C).
60% matured in concrete vats, 20% in tuns and 20% in barrels and demi-muids less than 2 years old.
Hand harvested. Total destemming - natural pre-fermentation maceration with variable temperature and time depending on the vintage. Daily pumping over and cap-punching if required during a long maceration of 20 to 40 days. Temperature control between 24 and 30˚C.