Weingut Domaine Michelas-St. Jemms
Herkunft Frankreich, Rhône
Appelation St. Joseph
Merkmale VINOTTI Empfehlung VINOTTI 94 | P 92 | Rarität 93 – 95
Degustation Parker: P 92 – Menthol, cedar, cherry and plum notes all appear on the nose of the 2019 Saint Joseph Terres d’Arce. Full-bodied and concentrated, with a rich overlay of velvety tannins and a long, silky finish, this wine could use a bit of time to harmonize but should be a beauty in a couple of years. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent notes.
Harvest had been underway for a few days when I visited this family-owned domaine just south of Tain l”Hermitage, so the Chevrol family (three sisters and a brother) understandably delegated my tasting to affable export manager Laurent Gomez. “Last year, we finished harvest on September 18,” he said, adding, “This year, we started picking on the 18th.” Farming 50 hectares mainly in Crozes-Hermitage, but with small parcels in Cornas, Hermitage and Saint-Joseph, the estate is transitioning to organic viticulture and has added several biodiversity corridors among the vineyards.