Stunning 100% Syrah produced from very old vines (60-100 years old) grown on steep granite slopes in Mauve, the very heartland of St-Joseph. The vineyards in this region are east facing so they get less sun than most other regions in the Northern Rhône. As a result the wines are among the best Syrahs in the Rhône to drink young. This is no exception-delicious cherry fruit flavours, a hint of smoke and great underlying acidity. This is a wine to follow. Drink 2012-2020.