2017 Georges Vernay Saint-Joseph ‘Terres d'Encre’ N. Rhone
Winemaker Notes: “Terres d’Encre” is a wine worthy of its name, literally translated as ‘Earth of Ink’ it is produced from vines planted on rich, dark granite terraces in the parish of Chavanay. Dark red in color and with a bouquet and flavor of dark berry fruits. The mature, 30 year old Syrah vines give the wine the fruitiness, spicy structure and body of the grand wines of their estate.
Vinous - "Opaque ruby. Vibrant cherry and blackberry aromas reveal hints of smoky minerals, incense and olive. Intense dark fruit and floral pastille flavors are complicated by hints of cola and licorice that build steadily on the back half. Smooth and alluringly sweet on the expansive finish, which features harmonious tannins and lingering floral and smoke notes."
Wine Spectator - "A pure and unadorned style, with a silky thread of cherry and damson plum fruit, carried by sanguine and savory notes. Light-bodied but nicely persistent on the finish, showing beguiling perfume. Drink now through 2028."
“At this Condrieu standard-bearer, Christine Vernay's oft-overlooked Syrahs from Côte-Rôtie and St.-Joseph are not to be missed. While often thought of by consumers as a white wine domaine, I can’t express enough to you how the reds have improved at Georges Vernay over the past decade.” - Wine Spectator
Jeb Dunnuck - "Also all destemmed and brought up all in used barrels, the 2017 Saint Joseph Terres D'Encre is pure Saint Joseph with its more masculine, mineral-driven style. Blackberries, violets, and ground pepper, as well as plenty of minerality all, emerge from the glass, and it's beautifully elegant, balanced, and seamless on the palate. It's another beautiful wine from Christine that can be enjoyed young yet will keep for 10-12 years if you're so inclined."
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