Saint Joseph Rouge ‘Clos de Cuminaille' 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.
The first hillside of Clos de Cuminaille was cleared and planted in 1981. With its fine granite sandy slopes offering good drainage, this estate currently offers an exceptional environment allowing the Syrah grape variety to fully express itself. As a result we have decided to pay tribute to this terroir by creating a single wine.
Grape: 100% Syrah