Delas Freres Saint Joseph Les Challeys Rouge 2020
Region: Saint Joseph, Rhone, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Ruby red in colour with a seductively fruity nose (strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrents) with a hint of wood. On the palate the wine has a full body with firm tannins which are a testiment to the Saint-Joseph terroir.
Soils consist of light schist and gneiss over granite bedrock. The climate is moderately continental, with hot, dry summers. Part of the wine is aged in barrels which brings a touch of oak character.
The winery was founded in 1835 by Philippe Delas and Charles Audibert, and passed on to Philippe’s two sons (one of which married Charles’ daughter). They changed the name of the maison to Delas Frères in the early 1920s and established this name as one synonymous with high quality. In 1993 Delas Frères became part of the Champagne Louis Roederer group, which shares a similar family owned history and pursuit of excellence. 2020 saw the completion of a new state of the art winery and house in Tain Hermitage where all of the top appellation wines are vinified and aged, underlying their commitment to producing the highest quality wines.