"Lieu dit" - White

Soil type

Steep sloped vineyards. Gneiss with granite streaks. Lieu-Dit Cadastré « Saint-Joseph ».

Grape variety

95% Marsanne, 5% Rousanne.

Average age of vines

20 to 75 years.

Winemaking

Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation at 18°C.

Ageing

50% new oak barrels. 50% barrels of one wine.

Average yield

40 Hl/ Hectare.

Average annual production

About 10.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Straw yellow with golden tints.
Nose : Very complex with oaky floral notes.Hazlenuts and yellow fruit.
Palate : Very full-bodied attack. Fleshy fruit and round palate.
Overall : A balanced palate with complex aromas and a roundness which is very characteristic of this Saint-Joseph which comes from the best terroirs of the appellation.

Our comment

This wine is a unique expression of the excellence of the lieu-dit « Saint-Joseph » appellation and these vineyards are from amongst the very best of this up-and-coming appellation in the northern Côtes-du-Rhône. These very slopes lent their name to the Saint-Joseph appellation when it was created. The label was designed by Roger PFUND, a Franco-Swiss artist who is a specialist in the design of bank notes.

Vintages 2015

The Wine Advocate - Dec. 2016

Score : 96

The second year where they’ve moved away from 100% new oak, the 2015 St Joseph Lieu Dit St Joseph Blanc is all Marsanne and offers an utterly profound bouquet of orange blossom, white flowers, crushed rocks, licorice, white peach and honeysuckle. Full-bodied, rich and layered, yet with incredible purity, it’s the finest example of this cuvée I’ve tasted. Bravo! Jeb Dunnuck.

Consumption

A garder

Serving temperature

10°C to 12°C

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Fish, goats cheese.
E.GUIGAL S.A.S. - CHÂTEAU D'AMPUIS - F69420 AMPUIS - Phone : +33(0)4.74.56.10.22 - Legal informations - Mobile version
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health, consume with moderation