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JOSEPH ONESIME
Joseph Onesime
Red Wine : appellation Côteaux du Languedoc Pic St LOUP

Nose :
A nose rich in ripe, red berries allied with the lovely quality of tannins.
Our opinion :
It really brings out the strong character of the soil.
Palate :
Ronde et fraîche à la fois, jusque dans sa finale bien présente
Conservation :
May be drunk immediately, but may also be aged in a cellar 3 to 4 years.
Tasting conditions :
Recommendes temperature 15°C. Decant 30 minutes before serving.
Grape varieties :
Syrah , Grenache , Mourvédre
Degree :
14% by vol
Soil :
Argilo-calcareous, marno-calcareous
Acreaege cultivated :
1.5 hectare
Harvest :
Grapes are hand-picked and sorted. Everything is done to limit yields and concentrate aromas and matter in the wine: grapes of approptiate size, removal of green grapes, etc...
Vinification :
Classic vinification techniques: stipping, no crushing, remontage (the process of pumping the fermenting grape must over the cap -- the floating layer of grape skins-- during cuvaison.).
The grape harvest is stripped (removal of the grape stalk) and not crushed.
Separate vinification for the three varieties following the same method.
The obtained must is sent into a fermentation tank at 25°C fot the Syrah and 30°C for the Grenache and Mourvèdre. The musts are ventilated by remontage operations twice daily during the fermentation phase.
This cuvaison lasts about 20 days. The "free run wine" is then separaterd from the solids, or pomace, in a process called "raking" and the pomace is pressed to release the remaining tannin-rich "press wine", and the two are blended.
Malolactic fermentation can begin. The wine is then bottled and clarified. Onr part is matured in oak casks. Blending takes place in February and bottling occurs after maturinf 18 months.
Cellar Price :
A bottle sells for 10,00 €, taxes included.
What's in a name ? :
Joseph Onésime is a little homage by Jocelyne and Jean-Claude Thérond to their fathers: Noêl Onésime and Joseph, respectively. Onésime is aslo a name found in Marcel Pagnol's literature, which celebrates life in Provence.