"Vignes de l'Hospice"

Soil type

Steep vineyards on a granite slope.

Grape variety

100 % Syrah.

Average age of vines

20 to 80 years old.

Winemaking

Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation up to 33°C.

Ageing

30 months in new oak barrels.

Average yield

37 Hl/ Hectare.

Tasting

Eye : Deep red.
Nose : Complex with dominant black fruit and delicate oak aromas. A pure and intense nose.
Palate : A powerful attack. Powerful, round and elegant tannins
Overall : Originating from a geological formation similar to the famous Bessards slopes in Hermitage, this Saint-Joseph has all the finess of the appellation and the strength of its neighbour accross the river.

Our comment

This wine originates from a monopoly of the best terroirs adjoining what were previously the Jean-Louis GRIPPAT and VALLOUIT estates. This is a unique expression of the most impressive and exclusive slopes of the Saint-Joseph appellation.

Vintages 2014

The Wine Advocate - Dec. 2016

Score : (91 - 93)

The 2014 St Joseph Vignes des Hospice is scheduled to be bottled in January and it’s a more granite-influenced wine that offers lots of minerality as well as a sexy, textured mouthfeel, notes of black raspberry, currants, crushed flowers, cured meats and sweet tannin, with its oak component pushed far into the background. Give bottles a year or two and enjoy over the following decade. Jeb Dunnuck.

Consumption

A garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

10 years.

Food and wine matching

Red meat, game and cheese.
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