Sebastien Blachon 2016 Saint Joseph "Premiere Rouge", Rhone Valley, France
The young self-taught Sebastien hits new gorgeous strides with each vintage and this 2016 from the Northern Rhone is simply stunning. Firm and muscular in structure but still showing something lacy and delicate. Some smoked meat and cured black olive with something floral and a touch of bright black fruit. A true treasure to serve with lamb, game or steak. Glorious wine.
Despite making his first cuvée in 2009, self-taught winemaker Sebastien Blachon's admits that he "always wanted to make wine". His passion was first nurtured when his father-in-law rented him his first vines in Saint-Joseph for the 2009 vintage. Sebastien now farms 5 hectares of terraced Syrah vineyards situated in the heart of the prized terroirs of the Saint-Joseph appellation. He is meticulous in his farming, and in the process of conversion to full organic farming.