2018 - DOMAINE ALEOFANE - St Joseph Syrah, Rhône Valley

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A complex and subtle 100% Syrah from the Northern Rhone Valley. It's an elegant wine, deep complexity and structure. The wine is aged in oak adding some smooth and silky tannins. The wines of Saint Joseph are known for their structure - than the neighbours in Crozes hermitage more savoury and stony. 

The wines has the typical aromatic plants find in the south of France (thyme, rosemary) with notes of cassis, red cherries, rose petals, with hints of tumeric spices and white pepper. 

In 2004, at the age of 28, Natacha Chave started her own domain. This fledging vigneronne bought 1.3 hectares of vines among the hilly fertile soils of Saint-Joseph in Northern Rhône. Just three years later, in 2007, she grew her domain, purchasing another 6.5 hectares of old vines in the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, where she added some new plantings as well. Winemaking is in her blood. Her parents realised their dream of making wine in the 1970s, when they established a small winery in Crozes-Hermitage. Her older brother, the eminent Yann Chave, later took over their parents’ estate. Rather than join the family business, Natacha desired independence and to make wine free of limitations. She had her eye set on the region in which she grew up, the Northern Rhône, where she believes the perfect expression of her favourite grape Syrah can be found.