2014 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits Blanc
Marsanne - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • VN 94
  • WS 93

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Reg: $79.94

$68.94

In Stock: 3 btls
Ships Inmediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2015
The white of the vintage in Saint Joseph is the 2014 Saint Joseph les Granits Blanc. Coming all from one of the top terroirs in the region, the granite soils of the lieu-dit Saint Joseph, this 100% Marsanne release boasts... The white of the vintage in Saint Joseph is the 2014 Saint Joseph les Granits Blanc. Coming all from one of the top terroirs in the region, the granite soils of the lieu-dit Saint Joseph, this 100% Marsanne release boasts terrific aromas and flavors of buttered citrus, poached pears, honeysuckle, spice and caramelized pineapple. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and textured, yet also elegant and silky, it should be a must buy by anyone who loves northern Rhône whites. It will have 10-15 years of prime drinking. - Jeb Dunnuck
VN 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2016
(JR92-94 points) Limpid gold. A wild, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh orchard and pit fruits, orange zest and iodine, complemented by a chalky mineral overtone and a hint of jasmine. Sappy, incisive and pure on... (JR92-94 points) Limpid gold. A wild, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh orchard and pit fruits, orange zest and iodine, complemented by a chalky mineral overtone and a hint of jasmine. Sappy, incisive and pure on the palate, offering concentrated pear and nectarine flavors underscored by a smoky quality. Shows outstanding energy and focus on the finish, which lingers with serious, minerally tenacity. -- Josh Raynolds
WS 93
Wine Spectator, February 2017
Ripe, but restrained in style, with a core of creamed yellow apple, anise, melon and white peach flavors carried by a light citrus zest thread. Drink now through 2024. — J.M.
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2014
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Label

Les Granits Blanc is made from a selection of the oldest Marsanne vines on the estate’s best Saint Joseph soils. It has a golden yellow color, and on the nose is mineral with floral overtones of honeysuckle and lily in its youth, Tabasco, wax, and honey. Well-balanced, this is a very harmonious wine with subtle spices developing into honey with ageing. Depending on the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years or from 50 to 75 years.

Winery

Chapoutier

Chapoutier is one of the oldest wine producers in the Rhone Valley with a history dating back to 1808. A distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, was the first to buy vines here, shifting from being a simple grape grower to making and trading his own wine. For the last two hundred years, the estate has been producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhone Valley. Today, the range also includes wines from some Roussillon appellations as well as projects in Portugal and Australia.

Under Michel Chapoutier’s leadership, quality improved and Chapoutier gained international recognition. The massive negociant and winery produces single-vineyard expressions and classic wines from a range of appellations in the north and south of the valley.

They have adopted biodynamic farming techniques and have included Braille markings on their labels since 1996. This was done from a desire to reach out to and include lovers of good wines with sight-impairments, and as a tribute to Maurice Monier of La Sizeranne, a member of the family that previously owned the vines of the same name and who invented the first abbreviated version of Braille.