Bold Red | France

Brotte Saint-Joseph Marandy Rouge


Intense, complex

Varietals: 100% Syrah
Origin: Rhone Valley, France
ABV: 14.5%

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• 89 points, Robert Parker
• 89 points, Wine Enthusiast

Eyes: Dark ruby with purplish tints
Nose: Fresh with black fruit, camphor, mint, violent. After aging, lovely jammy black fruit, spice, clove, coffee bean, venison, smoky
Mouth: Fresh and well-structured when young, blackberries and blackcurrant. After aging, broader and longer finish

Maison Brotte celebrates Rusticity and Honesty in this Saint-Joseph. Tannic when young, it will require 2 to 3 years of cellar-ageing to fully develop its potential.

A tribute to the name and character of Maison Brotte’s original Saint Joseph cuvée, which came from a lieu-dit of the same name (1970s). This delicate, fresh and fruity wine was already being produced and sold in the 16th century. At one time, Saint-Joseph, which was known as the “Wine of Mauves”, was much appreciated by the kings of France and by Victor Hugo who spoke highly of it in Les Misérables.

Pair with salmon in a hollandaise sauce and asparagus tips, a creamy risotto with porcini mushrooms, or a wing of skate cooked in fresh butter.

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About Bold Reds

Bold red wines typically have high tannins, opaque ruby colours from high anthocyanin content, and rich fruit flavours. Wines that are bold such as these can be enjoyed on their own or with equally bold-flavoured foods.