2016 M. Chapoutier ‘Deschants’ Saint-Joseph Rhone Valley Shiraz
Michel Chapoutier’s family has been growing grapes in the Rhone Valley for over 220 years. In 1990, as a 26-year-old and seventh generation custodian he took over the reins. He has gone on to convert all the family vineyards to organic practices (biodynamic in some cases) and buy vineyards in Australia, Portugal and Spain. His Saint-Joseph (100% Shiraz) is all about red fruits and sweet spices. Violet aromas dominate the nose and the palate has loads of red currant and cinnamon spice.