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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

40 Hl/hectare.

Average annual production

10.000 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.
Imprimer

Vintages 2014

The Wine Advocate - Dec. 2016

Score : 95

Showing even better than when I tasted it last year, the 2014 St Joseph Lieu Dit St Joseph Blanc (93% Marsanne and 7% Roussanne, aged in 50/50 new and used barrels) offers awesome notes of quince, white currants, brioche and crème anglaise in a medium to full-bodied, impeccably balanced and layered style. Showing the inherent freshness and purity of the vintage, yet with no shortage of depth, drink it anytime over the coming 7-8 years. Note, this is the first year where the cuvee was not raised all in new barrels. Philippe commented that they wanted this cuvee to drink better in its youth, so they've pulled back slightly on the new oak. Jeb Dunnuck.

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

10°C to 12°C

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Fish, goats cheese.

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Producing

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