‘Babylone’ St. Joseph Rouge

Saint Joseph Babylone comes from old vine parcels near the historic center of the appellation, including century old vines from the Côte des Rivoirs parcel in Tournon. Additional vineyard sources in Vion and Ozon round out the blend. The first cuvée produced by Julien and Nancy, the name Babylone refers to their joyful return to the region, as well as their bilingual life in the cellar and vineyards.

 

Vintage
2016
Appellation
Rhône Valley
Varietals
Syrah
Alcohol
13.0%
Soil Type
Granite de Tournon, Decomposed Granite with Sand, Gneiss
Vine Age
25-115 Years Old
Farming Practices
Sustainably Farmed
Annual Production
333 Cases
Vinification Method
25% whole bunch, 75% destemmed maceration. Native yeast, fermentation in steel. Regular punchdowns and pumpovers. 17 months aging in 1-6 year old barrels (228-400L).