A blend of Syrah and Serines (old local variety of Syrah) planted on a plot planted in 2005, this Saint-Joseph comes from organic farming. Le Temps des Cerises is a cuvée trampled under foot and destemmed at 15%; the alcoholic fermentations take place in stainless steel vats using indigenous yeasts, regular punching down and pumping over and the aging is carried out for 15 months in barrels (no new barrels) on the lees; neither filtration nor fining. On the nose, it expresses aromas of fresh fruit, floral and peppery notes and the palate is very dense but balanced, with fruity and spicy flavors and very fine grain tannins.
A fervent supporter of organic farming, Stéphane Othéguy is a winegrower in the prestigious appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Saint-Joseph. His estate is intended for polyculture: among its 3 hectares of vines, there are 5 hectares of fruit trees, 5 ha of woods and 3 ha of meadows. Its wines are natural, low in sulfur and refined over the years. Its extremely rare Condrieu is highly sought after, as are its wines made from Serine (a local variety of Syrah).