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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


Temperature controlled fermentation at around 18°C


Stainless steel and oak barrels

Average yield

30 Hl / hectare.

Average annual production

About 33.000 bottles.


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.

Vintages 2011


Wine Advocate # 204 - Dec 2012


The 2011 St.-Joseph Blanc is composed of 90% Marsanne and 10% Roussanne aged 50% in tank and 50% in a combination of new oak and older barrels. It exhibits tangerine, orange blossom and rose petal notes, the latter no doubt coming from the Roussanne component. With striking minerality, crispness, freshness and charm, it should be drunk over the next 4-5 years. Robert Parker.


Guide Bettane Desseauve des Vins de France

 Score : 15

Un élevage légèrement perceptible, mais la minéralité du granite reprend le dessus, amenant une fine salinité en finale.


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


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