Saint-Joseph Rouge Zelée
The cuvée Zélée (as in zealous, or zealot) is selected by Aurélien each year from his favorite barrels. This vintage is focused on one of his best parcels in Limony, a selection of other barrels is blended in each year. The first vintage produced of this cuvée was in 2016, with the goal of crafting a wine with more freshness, length, and capacity to age.
The base is from one of the domaine’s older parcels in Limony
Vines planted in1990
Vineyard size0.40 ha
100% destemmed. Natural yeast fermentation in fiberglass tanks, three pumpovers per day. Maceration à chaud at 30-32ºC.
Elevage15 months in new and used barrels
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Total production average2,500 bottles