Tiny producer in Saint Joseph who started in 2011 with vines from his grandfather. Owner Jean-François Malsert used to own a small wine bar in Tournon, specializing in top producers in the region. Vineyards are all farmed organically, with natural vinification in the cellar: indigenous yeasts, neutral wood or amphora for aging, little or no SO2 in elevage (just at bottling). Besides Saint Joseph, he makes a little “glou-glou” VDP Syrah and Gamay made from hillsides above St Joseph.
The regular bottling of Saint-Joseph from Jean-François Malsert is composed of his younger vine fruit from his organically-farmed vines, complemented by some purchased fruit grown by friends in the appellation. The wine is made without added SO2 and raised in older demi-muids and amphora. The 2017 version is very good, offering up plenty of depth in its aromatic constellation of cassis, black olives, smoked meats, dark soil tones, smoke and a hint of medicinal syrah topnotes.
The wine is made without added SO2 and raised in older demi-muids and amphora.