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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

30 Hl/Hectare.

Average annual production

About 4500 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 2013

The Wine Advocate - Dec. 2016

Score : 94

Brought up all in new French oak, the 2013 St Joseph Lieu Dit St Joseph Blanc offers more honeycomb, stone fruits, toast and minerality, with a masculine, rich, concentrated style on the palate. Despite being brought up in new barrels, you wouldn't know it, and this is a rich, structured white to drink over the coming decade. Jeb Dunnuck.

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