2019 Dne Miquettes, St Joseph
A robust, yet carefully-crafted expression of Syrah from one of the gentler giants of St. Joseph
Domaine des Miquettes was created by Paul Estève and Chrystelle Vareille in 2003 in the small village of Cheminas, located on the high plateau above Tournon and Secheras, in the southern part of the Saint-Joseph appellation. Paul and Chrystelle took over the farm from Paul’s family and turned one of the small farm buildings into a cramped and low-tech wine-making facility. In total, the domaine consists of five hectares. The Saint-Joseph vineyard is located in the high hills above Secheras at an altitude of around 350-450 metres, planted on a steep hillside with soils of granite mixed with mica schist.
The vineyard rows are worked throughout the year with either a tractor or horse-drawn plough, which is used on the more difficult terrains. All harvesting is done by hand. The wine tends to ferment slowly over a 3 month period, with infrequent handheld punchdowns. This is a slow process which lets flavours and tannins integrate effortlessly. All the wines are sans soufre.
Paul sometimes marks his wines and barrels with the legend; Biou un canou que te fera dé be. (Drink a glass and it will do you good.)
Fruit molasses, chared meat, herbs, sometimes chilli… it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
We offer same day and next day delivery service Monday to Sunday. Same day delivery is available with orders received before 3pm. Next day delivery available with the option of morning or evening time slots.
We also offer an overnight courier service to England, Wales and Scotland (except Hebrides & Islands) three times a week with deliveries scheduled every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Cut off is 48 hours before.
We will call you ASAP if there is any issue with satisfying your full order.