2020 Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint-Joseph Blanc
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2020 Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint-Joseph Blanc

Saint Joseph, Northern Rhone, FRANCE
$94. 99
$1139.88 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Domaine Bernard Gripa own sixteen hectares of vineyards, based primarily around Mauves in the heart of the Saint-Joseph appellation. While Bernard is still assisting at the winery, it is his son Fabrice that now directs the winemaking activities for the family. Fabrice and his team work the steep and challenging terrain of the vineyards, which unusually for the area are planted half to white grapes and half to red grapes. Much of the vineyard holdings are old vines averaging 65 years of age, with some vineyards over 80 years old. In addition to Saint-Joseph, the Gripa family also own 3.5 hectares of Marsanne and Roussanne in white-grape-only appellation of Saint-Péray.

Gripa produce their Saint-Joseph Blanc with a blend of old vine Marsanne and Roussanne, planted on the granite soils famous in the area.

Other Reviews....
A little custard on the nose, crème anglaise and white flowers. Medium-bodied, with a lovely sense of lift and freshness to the aromatics, accentuated by some well-balanced acidity. Easy to drink and long. Drink 2022 - 2024.
92 points
Matt Walls - Decanter