The ancient vineyards of Saint-Joseph, planted almost exclusively with Syrah, cover more than 600 acres on the right bank of the Rhone river. The vineyard stretches from Chavanay in the north, to Guilherand in the south – it covers 23 “communes” in the Ardèche region, and three in the Loire. The grapes are planted in terraces on the rocky granite hillsides, where Delas selects only the best grapes for the Francois de Tournon. The Francois de Tournon is a blend of grapes from the terroirs of Vion, Saint-Jean de Muzols, Mauves and Tournon.
The color is a deep, dark ruby red with a garnet reflection. The nose is clearly marked by delicate aromas of cassis and spices. On the palate, “François de Tournon” cuvée shows a smooth and voluptuous texture that masks a good tannic structure, fine and silky. this wine has great potential for ageing.
- Rhone Valley