Loading
added to your cart

Welcome to Opimian,
Canada’s largest wine club

Please select your province from the list

And select your prefered language

1-800-361-9421

Gilles Flacher Les Reines AOC Saint Joseph, 2018

France

Grape Variety

Syrah

Gilles Flacher has eight hectares in seven distinct parcels in Saint-Joseph and Condrieu. Each one is tended to, harvested and vinified separately. The slopes of Saint-Joseph are so steep that Gilles has no choice but to plough and hoe his vineyards manually. Syrah grapes for Les Reines come from twenty-year-old Syrah vines planted on granite soils. Gilles’s 2018 has aromas of toasty spice, black olive, incense, oregano with a meaty character. Tight and concentrated with a firm acidity, it is quite austere for the time being and will benefit from some cellaring. Some subtle floral lavender and plum flavours emerge. Tannic with a fine texture, it should metamorphose into a truly special wine. After picking, grapes were destemmed and underwent a cold maceration followed by fermentation and 23 days on skins. It was matured in barrel for 12 months with 30% new.

Grape Variety

Syrah

Gilles Flacher has eight hectares in seven distinct parcels in Saint-Joseph and Condrieu. Each one is tended to, harvested and [...]

Gilles Flacher has eight hectares in seven distinct parcels in Saint-Joseph and Condrieu. Each one is tended to, harvested and vinified separately. The slopes of Saint-Joseph are so steep that Gilles has no choice but to plough and hoe his vineyards manually. Syrah grapes for Les Reines come from twenty-year-old Syrah vines planted on granite soils. Gilles’s 2018 has aromas of toasty spice, black olive, incense, oregano with a meaty character. Tight and concentrated with a firm acidity, it is quite austere for the time being and will benefit from some cellaring. Some subtle floral lavender and plum flavours emerge. Tannic with a fine texture, it should metamorphose into a truly special wine. After picking, grapes were destemmed and underwent a cold maceration followed by fermentation and 23 days on skins. It was matured in barrel for 12 months with 30% new.

Afficher plus +
Red
Medium oak
Great
Lot: 1660 750 ml
2021-2030
M6 D7
18°C
Lavender, plum, oregano Toasty spices, meaty, incense black olive
Spiced ribeye roast with caramelized onions