Saint-Joseph Rouge Babylone

Julien Cecillon

Julien Cecillon - Saint Joseph _Babylone_
Type

Red Wine

Appellation

Saint-Joseph

Variety

Syrah

The 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. This first cuvée produced by Julien and Nancy pays homage to their joyful return to the region, their bilingual life in the cellar and vineyards, and how they successfully built their own little 'tower.'

Viticulture
Vineyard name

La Roue, Tournon, Ozon, St-Jean-de-Muzols

Soil type

Granite de Tournon, decomposed Granite with sand, gneiss

Vines planted in1899-1974
Vineyard size0.3 ha (La Roue) and 0.1 ha (Cote des Rivoires)
PruningGobelet (traditional) and Cordon de Royat (double)
ExpositionSoutheast
AltitudeBetween 125 m and 250 m
Vinification

75% destemmed / 25% whole-cluster native yeast fermentation in stainless steel vats with regular punchdowns and pumpovers

Elevage17 months in 1 to 6-year-old barrels (228-400L)
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Minor tangential filtration with ceramic filters (less aggressive on the wine)
Additional info
Total production average4500 bottles
UPC Code Bottle794020259844
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