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Maison Chapoutier - Les Granilites Blanc St Joseph 2016


  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Area: Northern Rhône
  • Wine Maker: M. Chapoutier
  • Grape: Marsanne
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid


‘Les Granilites’ refers to the fine-grained granite that forms the soils in which this wine is grown in Saint-Joseph. This type of soil allows for slow maturation, great potential for freshness, minerality and a
particularly unique tautness. The wine is aged for 8 months, 75% of which is in stainless steel to
preserve freshness and 25% in 600 litre barrels which allows for both white flowers and white-fleshed fruit
which are underscored by smooth oak.

Wine tasting notes

Strong yellow with bright green highlights. Nose: Fresh, with delicate notes of white flowers and white-fleshed fruit (peaches, pears), delicious aromatic notes, underscored by lovely, smooth oakiness. Mouth: Fresh and well-balanced on entry, nice volume with delicious, dessert-like notes, mineral tautness and a long lingering finish.

Winery Information

Maison Chapoutier

The Chapoutier family have been making wine in the Rh̫ne Valley since 1808. Michel Chapoutier took over the family business in 1990 from his Grandfather to create wines which really began to speak of their origin. Michel sees himself as a 'wine-grower, wine-maker and a wine-lover', all of which have allowed M.Chapoutier to become one of the most recognised and awarded biodynamic wine producers in the world. A continual creator and innovator, M.Chapoutier now has vineyards around the world,.. read more

Vinification Notes

Soil: Here there is granite terrain formed by geologic alteration, and content carried in by the wind ensuring that the soils are good for water filteration and restriction. The principal soil and climate components that make for great Saint-Joseph wines can be found. These kinetics of slow maturation, give “Granilites” a potential for freshness, minerality and a particularly interesting tautness. The parcels of vines are located in the districts of Charnas, Tournon and Mauves, where the principal soil and climate components that make for great Saint-Joseph wines can be found. The altitude and wind exposure (including the Mistral) ensure natural regulation of pests while providing freshness throughout the summer. The parcels are mainly south-east facing. Vinification: The entire harvest is pressed directly, followed by cold settling for 48 hours. Fermentation takes place in 600 litre casks with natural yeasts. Ageing: Ageing for 8 months. During the first two months, the lees are stirred to control and limit oxydation of the wine. 75% of ageing takes place in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine’s freshness and minerality. The remaining 25% is matured in demi-muids (600l barrels) which gives ”Les Granilites” consistency, power and aromatic complexity.