St Joseph
André Perret

St Joseph


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2018
75cl
DP
£23.21

2018
12x75cl
DP
£278.46

2019
75cl
DP
£23.21

2019
12x75cl
DP
£278.46

2020
6x75cl
DP
£139.22

2021
6x75cl
DP
£157.22


André Perret, St Joseph

2018
2019
2020
2021

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

Powerful dark and velvety with a sapid finish. Big cassis and bramble flavours laced with spice. One of the most highly-charged, full bodied St Josephs Perret has made. Yes despite the brawn it retains clarity of flavour and an ample curvaceousness. A blend of Syrah vines in the commune of Chavanay in the north part of St Joseph near Condrieu. Made from 100% de-stalked Syrah and aged in 20% new oak barriques usually for 12-14 months

Critics score


Score:
92

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
05/2020

Notes
Assertively perfumed dark berry, cherry and licorice aromas are sharpened by black pepper and mineral flourishes. Silky, energetic blueberry and bitter cherry flavors turn sweeter in the glass and pick up a smoky flourish on the back half. Firms up steadily with air and finishes spicy and quite long, displaying even tannins and a resonating blackberry quality.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Rhone

Appellation:

Producer:
André Perret

style:

Grape Variety:

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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