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Saint-Joseph

"Vignes de l'Hospice"

Cultivated on a unique geological formation close to the famous ‘colline des Bessards’ in Hermitage, this Saint-Joseph has all the elegance of its appellation combined with the power of its neighbour facing the river.

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.
Imprimer

Vintages 2012

eRobertParker.com #216 - Dec 2014 

Score : (92-94)

The 2012 Saint Joseph Vignes des Hospices should match, or surpass, the 2011. Showing a slightly darker slant to its fruit, with lots of blackberry, black raspberry, spiced meats and chocolate, it’s medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, textured, and has fine tannin that emerge on the lengthy finish. Scheduled to be bottled this coming January or February, it will benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15+ years of longevity. 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.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines