« The treasures are born in the very heart of the most legendary of the illustrious plots of the Maison Guigal. These precious bottles are as coveted as they are rare and have benefited from extreme care at every stage of the process, from the vine to the cellars. They are the sole incarnation of the inspiration and inheritance of centuries of viticulture in an exceptional terroir »

"Lieu dit" - Red

Saint-Joseph « Lieu-dit » is produced from the « Saint-Joseph » registered vines which originally lent their name to the appellation. This powerful and spicy wine has a lovely freshness on the palate which brings elegance and balance.

Soil type

Steep sloped vineyards. Gneiss with granite streaks

Grape variety

100 % Syrah.

Average age of vines

20 to 75 years


Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation up to 33°C.


50% new oak barrels. 50% barrels of one wine.

Average yield

40 Hl / hectare.

Average annual production

Around 18000 bottles.


Eye : Deep red
Nose : Complex with dominant black fruit and delicate oak aromas. A pure and intense nose.
Palate : A powerful attack. Round and elegant tannins.
Overall : A veritable success. Fresh and powerful. Will become more refined with age.

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.

Vintages 2016


Score :15.5

Gourmand fruité rouge et noir, réglisse, myrtille, graphite, bouche savoureuse à la texture fondante, équilibre riche mais puissance contenue. 



Score : (92-94)

More elegant and subtle, the 2016 Saint Joseph Lieu Dit Saint Joseph offers classic notes of scorched earth, crushed rocks, and crème de cassis in its medium to full-bodied, silky, layered style. It’s going to be a brilliant wine that will keep for 10-15 years.



Score : (92 - 94)

Potentially the equal of the 2015 but more approachable and seductive, the 2016 Saint Joseph lieu dit Saint Joseph is dark and plummy, loaded with cassis fruit. Velvety in texture, it should drink well a bit earlier than the 2015 yet age almost as long.


A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

10 years

Food and wine matching

Red meat, game and cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain


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