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  • 88. St-Joseph Blanc AC 2014, Les Oliviers

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    Pierre Gonon

    80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne (14% alc.)

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    Les Oliviers, just to the north of Mauves is an excellent vineyard for the production of rich whites. The soil here is ancient Rhône alluvium and some loess on a granitic bedrock. It is rich and opulent with apricot and quince fruit cosseted by an irony minerality possibly derived from granite, and the typical bitterness of marsanne and roussanne that helps to provide extra focus. For drinking now to 2023+.

  • 89. St-Joseph Rouge AC 2014

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    Pierre Gonon

    100% Syrah (13% alc.)

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    The Gonons destalked 20% in 2012 and
    trod the grapes down twice a day during
    the fermentation in open top wooden vats.
    They have produced a perfect example
    of northern Rhône syrah, with black fruits
    cut through with an irony grip from the
    granitic soil. 2012 is a most attrative vintage
    with purer and slightly denser fruit than
    2011, with an attractive reserve due to the
    impact of the old 60-100 year old vines
    from St Jean de Muzols. For drinking now
    to 2019.

    The Gonons destalked 25% in 2014 (quantities are lower than for some time with yields of just 30hh) and trod the grapes down twice a day during the fermentation in open top wooden vats. They have produced an excellent example of northern Rhône syrah, with black fruits cut through with an irony grip from the granitic soil. For drinking now to 2021.