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Saint-Joseph

"Lieu dit" - White

Saint-Joseph « Lieu-dit » is produced from the « Saint-Joseph » registered vines which originally lent their name to the appellation. An expressive white wine with fleshy fruit on the palate and an elegant, balanced structure.

Soil type

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

Grape variety

95 % Marsanne, 5 % Roussanne.

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

33 Hl/Hectare.

Average annual production

Around 9.500 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.
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Vintages 2012

Wine Advocate #210 - Dec 2013

Score : 92

Even better and one thrilling white, the 2012 Saint Joseph Lieu-Dit Blanc, which comes from the vineyard that gave the appellation its name, is a smoking blend of 93% Marsanne and 7% Roussanne that’s brought up all in new oak barrels. Rich, textured and full-bodied, it oozes notions of caramelized peaches, toast, cream and brioche. It’s knockout stuff and should drink nicely for over a decade (although I’d drink it over the coming couple of years). Jeb Dunnuck.

 

Gault & Millau

Score : 16/20

Pain grillé, beurre et amande et café torréfiés accompagne les effluves colorés de fleurs et de fruits jaunes et blancs de cette cuvée, racée et néanmoins affinée en fin de bouche pat des notes de mirabelle et d'épices fumées. Ample et svelte!

 

Bettane+Desseauve

Score: 16/20

Pureté aromatique magnifique, fruits blancs proches de la perfection, texture fondue, aucune amertume, mise en bouteilles idéale. Frais sans acidité, droit, complexe, un régal.

 

 

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

10°C to 12°C

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Fish, goats cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines