Verzier, Saint-Joseph La Madone 750ml 2016

France, Rhône
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The farm estate has belonged to the Verzier family since 1828. It is situated at the top of the hillsides overlooking the village of Chavanay, just next to the statue ‘Madone d’Izeras’ and is surrounded by Saint Joseph and Condrieu vineyards. Chavanay is on the right bank of the river Rhône and is approximately 50km south of Lyon.

The small estate has grown and today covers 10 Ha. Maxime, Philippe and Isabelle’s son, joined them in 2016 after some professional experience in Alsace, Burgundy, Canada and South Africa. Maxime is very attached to his ‘terroir’ and he contributes with his new ideas and experiments that he has discovered during his trips abroad.

Tasting notes:
'A pleasant surprise to emerge from my blind tastings, the 2016 Saint Joseph Madone shows knockout aromas of violets, cracked pepper and Provençal herbs, plus blackberries and blueberries. This medium to full-bodied wine is more about complexity and nuance than raw power, as the tannins are silky and just-ripe rather than extracted and creamy, and the finish is long and vibrant. Lovely stuff from organically farmed vines more than 50 years old.' – Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, 93/100

'Lovely strong pepper scent on the nose with great purity. The black fruit is a simpler affair, well balanced and drinkable but not the most engaging company. Short, soft finish.' – Richard Hemming MW,, 15.5/20

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Bottle Size750ml
RatingWA 93
Drink ToLong-term cellar
VarietyShiraz / Syrah
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