St Joseph
    André Perret

    St Joseph,

    Destination

    vintage

    André Perret, St Joseph, 2022

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    André Perret, St Joseph, 2022

    A destemmed St Joseph Rouge which represents the crispier, more sapid Syrahs found in the northern part of the St Joseph appellation, around the village of Chavanay, as opposed to the warmer, more baritone heartlands around Hermitage. The 2022 offers a complimentary mix of red and dark fruits with touches of cocoa nib, bitter herbs and cracked pepper allied to ripe, quality tannins. Aged for around 18 months in 500L French oak, 15% of which is new.

    ABV:
    13%

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Rhone
    Appellation:
    Producer:
    André Perret
    style:
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    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    André Perret

    André Perret

    Tasting André’s superb wines is an unforgettable experience. However, there is always a reticent air about him and an unwillingness to accept praise for the nectar that lies in his immaculate cellars. He deflects most of the praise onto the steep vineyards he owns at Chavanay and the three hectare Côteau du Chéry, the pearl in his oyster. His vines (between 25 to 50 years old) are well exposed to the sun and rarely yield more than 30 hl/ha. He prefers one- to two-year-old oak for maturing his whites, believing that brand new oak can only subdue the extravagant natural aromas and flavours of the Viognier. Malo-lactic fermentation is completed but these never lack for verve or balance. He is truly one of Condrieu's great winemakers. Of his two top Condrieu, the Clos Chanson is usually the most immediately appealing. It offers balance and charm for up to three years in bottle, while the Château du Chéry plays a little harder to get with its finer, classier fruit and violet hints that further reveal themselves with a couple of years bottle age. The crunchy, damson-packed St Joseph usually requires two years in bottle before starting to drink while Les Grisières, a parcel of 90-year-old vines, could challenge a Côte Rôtie for its grace and longevity.

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