Saint Joseph Rouge ‘La Relève’ Pierre Gaillard 2016/17
Pierre Gaillard, Malleval, Saint Joseph
Pierre Gaillard continues to produce some of the most stunning wines from his 25ha domaine near Malleval. Handling the Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne and Syrah with the same gifted care, he offers a very fine and wide range of wines. We are only importing a small selection from his superlative collection. When he is not busy in the Northern Rhône, he is helping his daughters, Jeanne in Crozes Hermitage and Elise in Banyuls, whilst even finding time to run a small estate in Faugères.
Matured in oak barrels for 18 months (15-20% new oak), Saint Joseph 'La Relève' Pierre Gaillard is fresh, fruity and elegant. With touches of white pepper, meatiness and red berry fruit, this red is made to express the diversity of terroirs from the appellation.
Grape: 100% Syrah