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Red wine 2016 Saint Joseph AOC "Vignes de l'Hospice", Rhône, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content : 14%
Price: 50.00 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: oak barrel
Variety: Syrah.
Registration number : #L211902

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 1 August, 2019

Area classified as Cru (peak appellation) in the northern section of the Rhône on the right bank. It extends for 50 kilometres from Condrieu in the north to Saint-Péray in the south. The vineyards cover some 900 hectares of vines in 26 communes in the two departments of Ardèche and Loire. The centre of Saint-Joseph is the town of Tournon, situated on the banks of the Rhône opposite the Hermitage mountain. The wine was already appreciated by the French kings in the 16th century. It was also one of the favourite wines of the French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885), creator of the novel "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame"....

The red grape variety comes from France. There are more than 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view, or still used today are Hermitage, Shiraz(Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac(France); Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Pinerolo, Neiretta di Saluzzo (Italy); Shiraz(South Africa); Zizak(Montenegro). Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities,...

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