France – Saint Joseph
Sylvain Gauthier numbers among the young, eager and talented ‘rock-star’ northern Rhone producers. He is set on making the world take notice of his dense but pure syrah and is happy to work his mostly high-altitude, steep granite sites by hand, ploughing by horse and also using a handhoe for weed control. This is a fully organic domaine of 6ha, all Southern St. Joseph steeply terraced on steep high slopes. Coming from Lorraine,
where his father was a vigneron, he left the region and studied wine in Beaune before working with Chapoutier and Stephane Robert, both significant Northern Rhone producers. He then started on his own with a single-minded vision of making pure, natural, clean and vivid ‘real’ Rhone shiraz.
Sylvain Gauthier ‘Domaine des Pierres Seches’ St. Joseph
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