St Joseph
    André Perret

    St Joseph,

    Destination

    vintage

    André Perret, St Joseph, 2019

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    André Perret, St Joseph, 2019
    Maturity:
    Keep
    ABV:
    13%
    93/100
    Josh Raynolds, Vinous
    Saturated magenta. Displays vibrant, mineral-accented black raspberry, cherry and floral scents that are complemented by suggestions of candied flowers and spicecake. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering appealingly sweet red and blue fruit flavors that deepen and turn spicier as the wine opens up. Shows fine clarity and spicy cut on the persistent finish, which features subtle tannins a touch of smokiness.
    Date Reviewed:
    12/2022
    Drinking Window:
    2024 - 2032

    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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