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Maison Chapoutier - St Joseph Granilites Blanc 2015/2016

Information

  • 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
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 92 (2014) VS: 92 (2014) JR: 16.5 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

COLOUR : 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

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)92 pts

Dec 2015 by Jeb Dunnock - While the Les Granilites functions as the mid-tier Saint Joseph Blanc, the quality of this cuvee continues to soar and it stands up to most other estate's top white. The 2014 Saint Joseph Blanc les Granilites is a head turner, and along with the 2013, the best vintages of these cuvee made. Checking in as 100% Marsanne and raised in equal parts demi-muids (two to three years in age) and stainless steel, it offers medium-bodied richness and beautifully integrated acidity to go with ample sautéed citrus, quince, charcoal and caramelized stone fruit. Drink this seriously good white anytime over the coming 5-7 years.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)92 pts

Pale gold. Lively, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruits on the intensely perfumed nose, complicated by a sexy jasmine nuance. Shows impressive concentration as well as vibrancy; ripe tangerine and pear flavors stretch out nicely with air. The floral element returns on the nervy, sharply focused finish, which hangs on with excellent focus and tenacity. -- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (2014)16.5 pts

Tasted Nov 2015 - Deep greenish gold. Fresh and tense. Exciting and lively. Even if not for the very long term. Sweet finish.

Vinification Notes

Temperature controlled fermentation in concrete vats, using indigenous yeasts. 4 weeks maceration was carried out, followed by malo-lactic fermentation in cask. Matured for 10 months in barrel, with the lees stirred up during the first 2 months.