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Northern Rhône, France

Domaine Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Saint-Joseph Blanc 2014


Blend:
Marsanne 85%, Roussanne15%
Colour:
White
Body:
Medium
Style:
Dry
Organic Status:
Organic
Alcohol:
13.11% (Number on label may differ)
About:
Tastes like a mini Condrieu, with more tension, moresavoury. Made and aged part in new oak 300 L barrels. Complex and fine.
Tasting Notes:
This has more in common with Gangloff's Condrieu than other St Joseph Blancs! There's a wonderfully rich, silky texture balanced by fine, refreshing acidity. Complex aromas include hazelnuts, citrus peel, apricot and pear, jasmin, fennel, ginger and toast. This wine is one of the most exotic expressions of Northern Rhône white!
Vintage Notes:
The second challenging vintage in a row, the 2014 growing season was marked by cool and wet spells, with relatively little warmth or sunshine. As we discover, however, this tends to bring out the best in conscientious growers who find a way to work with nature rather than against. The conditions meant that both reds and whites have good acidity with very clear, fresh fruit aromatics. Perfect for early drinking, too.
Vineyards:
From 1.5 hectares planted on granite soils on steep hillside vineyards at around 300 metres in the northern sector of St Joseph close to Condrieu in the Peyraud lieu-dit. The vines needed quite a bit of attention when Gangloff bought them in 2007 but the potential for an almost Condrieu like wine was clearly there, and the vines have subsequently worked with Gangloff’s meticulous precision. The vines are 20 years old. Grapes are harvested by hand.
Winemaking:
Fermented in 300 litre oak barrels, 25% new and the rest 2-4 year old, at ambient cellar temperature around 20-23ºC. Malolactic fermentation is carried out. The wine is matured 12 months in the same barrels. The wine is bottled very lightly filtered and fined.
Closure:
Cork
Production:
1,800 bottles (150 cases)
Press:
WA: 92p "Yves Gangloff fashions a decidedly rich, full-bodied style of white"  
Product Code:
GAN14JOW
Price:
¥10,800 / bottle SRP inc. tax

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