Spread over more than 1080 hectares
is an appellation of the Rhone Valley
shared between the departments of Ardèche (23 communes) and Loire (3 communes). The vines enjoy semi-continental and Mediterranean climates and are planted on soils consisting of granite, gneiss and marl. Although the Saint-Joseph appellation mainly produces red wines (Syrah
), it also produces some white wines (Marsanne, Roussanne
). The reds of the Saint-Joseph appellation reveal peppery, spicy, floral
fragrances, offering power
on the palate.