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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

95 % Marsanne, 5 % Roussanne.

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

35 Hl/ Hectare.

Average annual production

Around 40.000 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 2017

BETTANE+DESSEAUVE

Score : 14.5 / 20

Fruité jaune gourmand, bouche souple et ronde, belle persistance de bouche, bien en place. 

 

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 91

Brought up in equal parts barrel and stainless steel, the 2017 Saint Joseph Blanc is another gem from this estate and comes all from the southern part of the appellation. It boasts a big bouquet of melon, honeysuckle, and pineapple, with obvious minerality developing with time in the glass. Medium-bodied, layered, with good acidity and balance, drink it over the coming 3-5 years.

 

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : 91

Sourced from only the southern (granitic) portion of the appellation, the 2017 Saint-Joseph Blanc is medium to full-bodied, with intense, rich flavors of melon and pear focused by citrus notes, hints of pencil shavings and a slightly cool, austere notion of crushed stones that's especially important in elongating the finish. No, it's not quite as good as the Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph bottling, but it's a high-quality Rhône white at a realistic price.

 

 

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