Style
Red
Type

Still

Winemaker

Louis and Anthony Vallet

Appellation

Saint-Joseph

Varieties

Syrah/Shiraz

Viticulture

100% Syrah from 45-year-old 3.7 acre parcel in Serrières called Cimes des Côtes. Harvest is conducted entirely by hand using small bins. Several of the parcels are on steep slopes so mechanical harvesting is not an option. 35 hectoliters/hectare on average for Muletiers (Cimes des Côte).

Soil

Cime des Côtes parcel used for Cuvée Muletiers is degraded granite and granite sands on base of granite.

Vinification

All fruit is destemmed. Traditional vertical press used. Fermentation takes place in open vats. Indigenous yeast only. Saint-Joseph Cuvée Muletiers gets pigeage (punching down) three times a day during 25 day maceration with temperature regulation.

Aging

Muletiers is aged in barriques for 15 months with small percentage of new barrels (10%-20% depending on vintage).

Available Sizes (L)

0.750