Saint-Joseph "Les Granits" Blanc
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2000

This vineyard was originally established in the areas surrounding Tournon: Mauves, Saint-Jean de Muzols et Lemps. "Mauve wines" were highly regarded in the last century even as far afield as Russia, on the Tsars' dining table. Two sites had already gained notoriety at that time: Saint-Joseph hill-side, a parcel of land owned today by Maison M. Chapoutier, as well as that of Saint-Epine.

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Wine Notes
Color
Golden yellow
Aroma
Slightly mineral with floral touches of honeysuckle and lily.
Taste
Well balanced and harmonious with subtle spices developing into mellowed honey.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are hand harvested once very ripe. The natural degree of alcohol is above 12.5% volume. Light cold racking for 24 hours. Fermentation of half of the wine in vats and the other half in casks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aging takes place on lees for 8 to 10 months.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France

Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year.

In Saint Joseph, as in Hermitage, elevated soils of high granite composition give both Syrah and Marsanne a unique style in an otherwise simpler, broader appellation. The hill above Tournon, the village across the Rhône from Tain, is almost as steep as Hermitage itself, though not so south-facing. Consequently, the vines are very low-yielding, and the wines are able to express place more clearly than the average wine of the appellation. Small plots of 2.4 and 2.3 hectares of 60-80 year old vines of Syrah and 60+ year old vines of Marsanne yield 400 and 900 cases respectively of each of the Les Granits Rouge and Blanc.

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Wine Notes
Color
Golden yellow
Aroma
Slightly mineral with floral touches of honeysuckle and lily.
Taste
Well balanced and harmonious with subtle spices developing into mellowed honey.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are hand harvested once very ripe. The natural degree of alcohol is above 12.5% volume. Light cold racking for 24 hours. Fermentation of half of the wine in vats and the other half in casks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aging takes place on lees for 8 to 10 months.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year. 
 
In Saint Joseph, as in Hermitage, elevated soils of high granite composition give both Syrah and Marsanne a unique style in an otherwise simpler, broader appellation. The hill above Tournon, the village across the Rhône from Tain, is almost as steep as Hermitage itself, though not so south-facing. Consequently, the vines are very low-yielding, and the wines are able to express place more clearly than the average wine of the appellation. Small plots of 2.4 and 2.3 hectares of 60-80 year old vines of Syrah and 60+ year old vines of Marsanne yield 400 and 900 cases respectively of each of the Les Granits Rouge and Blanc.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Golden yellow
Aroma
Slightly mineral with floral touches of honeysuckle and lily.
Taste
Well balanced and harmonious with subtle spices developing into mellowed honey.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are hand harvested once very ripe. The natural degree of alcohol is above 12.5% volume. Light cold racking for 24 hours. Fermentation of half of the wine in vats and the other half in casks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aging takes place on lees for 8 to 10 months.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Cases Produced: 
900
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
In Saint Joseph, as in Hermitage, elevated soils of high granite composition give both Syrah and Marsanne a unique style in an otherwise simpler, broader appellation. The hill above Tournon, the village across the Rhône from Tain, is almost as steep as Hermitage itself, though not so south-facing. Consequently, the vines are very low-yielding, and the wines are able to express place more clearly than the average wine of the appellation. Small plots of 2.4 and 2.3 hectares of 60-80 year old vines of Syrah and 60+ year old vines of Marsanne yield 400 and 900 cases respectively of each of the Les Granits Rouge and Blanc.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Golden yellow
Aroma
Slightly mineral with floral touches of honeysuckle and lily.
Taste
Well balanced and harmonious with subtle spices developing into mellowed honey.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are hand harvested once very ripe. The natural degree of alcohol is above 12.5% volume. Light cold racking for 24 hours. Fermentation of half of the wine in vats and the other half in casks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aging takes place on lees for 8 to 10 months.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
92
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
In Saint Joseph, as in Hermitage, elevated soils of high granite composition give both Syrah and Marsanne a unique style in an otherwise simpler, broader appellation. The hill above Tournon, the village across the Rhône from Tain, is almost as steep as Hermitage itself, though not so south-facing. Consequently, the vines are very low-yielding, and the wines are able to express place more clearly than the average wine of the appellation. Small plots of 2.4 and 2.3 hectares of 60-80 year old vines of Syrah and 60+ year old vines of Marsanne yield 400 and 900 cases respectively of each of the Les Granits Rouge and Blanc.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Golden yellow
Aroma
Slightly mineral with floral touches of honeysuckle and lily
Taste
Well balanced and harmonious with subtle spices developing into mellowed honey
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are hand harvested once very ripe. The natural degree of alcohol is above 12.5% volume. Light cold racking for 24 hours. Fermentation of half of the wine in vats and the other half in casks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aging takes place on lees for 8 to 10 months.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France

This vineyard was originally established in the areas surrounding Tournon: Mauves, Saint-Jean de Muzols et Lemps. "Mauve wines" were highly regarded in the last century even as far afield as Russia, on the Tsars' dining table. Two sites had already gained notoriety at that time: Saint-Joseph hill-side, a parcel of land owned today by Maison M.Chapoutier, as well as that of Saint-Epine.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Golden yellow.
Aroma
Slightly mineral with floral touches of honeysuckle and lilly in its prime.
Taste
Well-balanced. A very harmonious wine with a subtle final of spices and developing into mellowed honey.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2000
Type:
White
Appellation: 
Saint Joseph
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Malolactic fermentation in steel vats (50%) and wooden casks (50%)
Length/Type of Aging: 
8-10 months
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France