This comes from two parcels of old sélection massale vines formerly classed as AOC St Joseph but reclassified as VdP (or IGP) in 2018 under the rules restricting the total surface of the appellation. In addition, Gamine comes from young vines in Villa's other parcels. The wine is aged entirely in large oak uprights.
This is a bold, full throttle Syrah is not atypical of the region. Aromas of dense black fruit, blueberry, black pepper, and spice, scream from the glass. Jean-Pierre's winemaking approach is reminiscent of California's most popular wines. Juicy in profile with notes of vanilla and clove are accompanied with a slight jam character. Pairing suggestion: Barbecue
Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah
Appellation: VDP (previously labeled under St. Joseph AOC)
Aging: 12 months in French oak
Vine Age: 5-30 years old
Farming Practices: Certified Organic
Production: 2,400 bottles