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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

Around 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.
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Vintages 2017

BETTANE+DESSEAUVE

Score : 16.5/20

Plus épicé, plus fumé, plus savoureux que le saint-joseph, la bouche est gourmande et un peu moins boisée que par le passé, on ne s’en plaint pas. L’équilibre reste très digeste. 

 

JEB DUNNUCK

Score: 93

The 2017 Saint Joseph Lieu Dit Saint Joseph Blanc comes from one of the gem terroirs in the appellation and was brought up in barrel. More supple and elegant than the 2016, this medium to full-bodied white has considerable purity and freshness as well as a great bouquet of white peach, crushed rocks, and hints of brioche. Despite 2017 being a hot, sunny year, this wine has remarkable purity and clarity. Drink it over the coming 5-7 years.

 

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : 93

While Marcel Guigal says he loves to stick his Ex Voto white Hermitage in blind Burgundy tastings, you might also try that with this beauty. The 2017 Saint-Joseph Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph Blanc is all barrel fermented (half in new and half in second use oak) and offers aromas of toasted almonds and hazelnuts. It has a broad, generous mouthfeel and ripe melon and pear flavors. Despite the richness and silky texture, it remains fresh and focused on the lengthy finish.

Consumption

A boire/à garder

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