Monier Perréol, Syrah, Saint-Joseph, Northern Rhône, France 2019
The "little" Syrah from the Monier Perréol estate is one of the most sought-after wines by lovers of this grape variety because the production is tiny and the wines very rare. The color is black with gorgeous purple and ruby hues around the rim. This is a plump, luscious Syrah that exhibits remarkable purity and grace.
Jean-Pierre Monier is as happy and as grateful a vigneron as one finds. He is the third generation of his family to be farming in Brunieux, a lieu-dit in the hills above the village of St-Désirat in the Northern Rhône appellation of Saint-Joseph. Like his forefathers, wine is only part of his farm’s overall production: apricot orchards complement the vineyards, and everything is farmed biodynamically, for which Jean-Pierre earned certification in 2006.
Starting with the 2008 vintage, Jean-Pierre entered into a working relationship with Philippe Perréol to combine their resources in order to meet the increasing market demand. Perréol works his vines just like Monier. They currently have three labels, depending on vineyard origin and legal reporting requirements: Domaine Monier, Domaine Perréol, and Domaine Monier-Perréol.
Certified organic and biodynamic.