Founded 160 years ago in the heart of the northern Côtes du Rhône, Delas Freres today crafts world class wines from both northern and southern Rhône.
Tending the steep sloping vineyards, which total some 30 hectares of vines, the team adapt their growing practices to each plot of vines to let the terroir of the Rhône shine through in the wines.
Crafted by winemaker Jacques Grange (who is originally from Burgundy), the wines from Delas Freres epitomise finesse and elegance. Recent vintages from the vineyards of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, Côtes-du-Rhône and Côtes-du-Ventoux have bee lauded in the press for their intensity of flavour and excellent value.
Soils consist of light schist and gneiss over granite bedrock. The climate is moderately continental, with hot, dry summers.
Grapes are hand picked at optimum ripeness and fermented in open concrete tanks.
Part of the wine is aged in barrels which brings a touch of oak character.
Ruby red in colour with a seductively fruity nose (strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrents) with a hint of wood. On the palate the wine has a full body with firm tannins which are a testiment to the Saint-Joseph terroir.
Best served with marinated or grilled meats, stews, mixed grills, game or cheese.