Robert Parker 96
The brilliant 2011 St.-Joseph Les Granits Blanc offers up scents of caramelized citrus, orange blossoms and honeysuckle. It is full-bodied with loads ...
Colour : golden yellow.
Nose : mineral with floral overtones of honeysuckle and lily in its youth, Tabasco, wax, honey.
Mouth : well-balanced. A very harmonious wine with a subtle final of spices developing into honey with ageing.
According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
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Selection of our oldest Marsanne vines on our best Saint Joseph soils.
Very steep granite slopes in the south of Tournon.
The grapes are hand-harvested once very ripe. The natural alcohol content is often 12,5% vol.
Pressing of the whole grapes.
Cold settling between 24 and 48 hours.
Half of the wine is fermented in vats, the other part in big wooden barrels (600 liters).
Ageing takes place on lees from 8 to 10 months, with stirrings.
The two parts are blending before bottling.