Weingut Domaine Michelas-St. Jemms
Herkunft Frankreich, Rhône
Appelation St. Joseph
Merkmale VINOTTI Empfehlung VINOTTI 92 | P 91 | 90 – 92
Degustation VINOTTI 92: Herrlicher eleganter, cremiger Rhone Wein. Schwarze Früchte und weiche Tanine, toll strukturiert. Ein Traumwein!
Degustation Parker: P 91 – The open-knit, easy-drinking 2020 Saint Joseph Saint Epine is a pleasure to taste. Hints of crushed stone, black cherries and star anise appear on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is framed by soft tannins, making the wine immediately approachable. Drink it now and over the next 5-6 years. Tasted twice (once blind), with generally consistent notes, although one bottle seemed a touch more closed and structured than the one described here.
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.