75cl * 14.0% ABV * Rhone, France
St Joseph is one of the larger appellations in the Northern Rhone, predominantly known for producing spicy, but elegant reds made from the Syrah grape variety. If you are looking for an affordable, early-drinking alternative to Hermitage then you should stock your wine rack with bottles from St Joseph.
Stéphane Montez's family have been growing grapes in the Northers Rhône for ten generations and today have vineyards in Condrieu, Côte Rôtie and Saint-Joseph. 'Cuveé du Papy' is made in honour of his grandfather. This 100% Syrah spent 24 months in 600 litre barrels, known as 'demi-muids'. The purity of Northern Rhône Syrah and the delicate perfume of violets shine through in this beautifully balanced old-vine Syrah.
Pair with roast rack of lamb and mature hard cheeses.