St Joseph, Blanc
André Perret

St Joseph, Blanc, 2019


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2019

12x75cl

DP

£340.86



André Perret, St Joseph, Blanc, 2019

2019

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

André Perret, St Joseph, Blanc, 2019

A blend of 50% Marsanne and 50% Roussanne aged in 20% new oak and 1-3-year-old barrels for 12 months. Aromatic, fruit driven and generous in its expression, this offers rich but well defined flavours of peach, acacia and Mirabelle. Full-flavours and textured but satisfyingly dry on the finish.

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92-93/100
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Limpid yellow. Ripe tropical and pit fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of tarragon and lemon zest. Ripe and fleshy but lively on the palate, showing very good depth to the expansive peach, pineapple and tangerine flavors. Finishes silky and quite long, displaying repeating peachiness and energetic mineral and floral qualities.
Date Reviewed:
05/2020

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country:
France

region:
Rhone

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André Perret

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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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