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St-Joseph Blanc AC 2016
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  • 87. St-Joseph Blanc AC 2016

    Bernard Gripa

    80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne (13.5% alc.)

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    Produced from 25 year old vines on hillside terraces between Mauves and Tournon, Fabrice’s St Joseph white is always a little richer than his St Péray, though he is very adept at ensuring that it remains fresh and balanced. For drinking now to 2022+.

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Bernard Gripa
Mauves – Tournon
Size of domaine
11 hectares in total. 12,000 bts St Jo white
80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne, 25 yr old vines (7-8,000 vines per hectare). Massale & clonale.
1.5 km north of Mauves (south of Tournon) on lower slopes where more soil is found. Argilo-calcaire on granite rock (more clay at bottom of slopes).
35-40 hectos per hectare. Hand harvest
50% tank, 50% oak (fûts, 30%, demi-muids 70%) only 1 or 2 barrels new every year, balance 3-4 yr old average). Batonnage until spring if necessary. Assembled just before bottling. Malos completed. Bottled in June.
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