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Northern Rhône

Saint-Joseph White

Elegant white flowers and delicate oaky notes lend great finesse and distinction to this wine.

Soil type

Limestone and pebbly sand.

Grape variety

Marsanne 95%, Roussanne 5%

Average age of vines

20 to 50 years. The vines are mainly situated in the communes of Tournon and Sarras

Winemaking

Temperature controlled fermentation at around 18°C

Ageing

Stainless steel and oak barrels

Average yield

33 Hl / hectare.

Average annual production

About 35.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Brilliant clear straw yellow.
Nose : Powerful and complex nose. Strong notes of white flowers. Delicate oak aromas.
Palate : A clean supple attack. Very aromatic finish with pears and citrus fruits.
Overall : Exceptionally fresh and fruity. Round and powerful on the palate.

Our comment

This wine is produced from grapes from the two estates of Jean-Louis GRIPPAT and VALLOUIT as well from grapes and wines purchased in the trade.
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Vintages 2012

 

Wine Spectator - Issue: Oct 15, 2014

Score: 90

A bright, juicy style, with enticing apricot and nectarine notes laced with almond cream and heather accents. An anise twinge adds contrast and length to the finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases made. James Molesworth.

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

10°C to 12°C

Ageing potential

5 years

Food and wine matching

Starters, fish, goats cheese

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines