Located in the historical heart of Saint-Joseph, La Croix des Vignes takes its name from a cross planted at the top of the vineyard. The 25-year-old goblet trained Syrah vines are planted in decomposed granite soil on a steep 45-percent terraced slope with an exposure South to South-West. The bedrock has been exposed in several places due to erosion over the past 400 million years. The organic grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed. The maceration lasts three weeks with gentle pump overs. The wine is aged for 12 months in Frech oak barrels – 15% of which are new – and concrete eggs. It has the potential to age up to 20 years.

92 Points
2021 vintage
90 Points
Jeb Dunnuck
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage had a mild winter with an early spring. The early development of vegetation slowed as the temperatures dropped in April. The spring was cool and May had abundant rainfall. Flowering took place rapidly and in good conditions. The summer was also very wet with temperatures below normal, resulting in a delay of veraison and slower maturation. The harvest resulted in grapes with good balance and aromas.
Tasting Note
Ruby red in color, this supple wine has aromas of black fruit and delicate spicy, toasty notes
Food Pairing
Meat pie, beef casserole with fresh tagliatelle
Technical Data
GRAPES: Syrah (100%)
PH: 3.73
ABV: 13%
AGING: 12 months in French oak barrels (15% are new) and concrete eggs
Unique Selling Points
  • Saint-Joseph has steep hillsides that were carved into terraces in ancient times
  • Located in the historical heart of the Saint-Joseph appellation
  • Goblet trained vines grow on a steep terraced slope
  • Vineyard is certified AB Organic
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