2020 Chapoutier St Joseph les Granits

Syrah - 750ML
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JD 97 DC 94 WA 94
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, February 2022

(95-97 points) Always one of my favorite Saint Josephs, the 2020 Saint Joseph Les Granits comes from the Saint Joseph lieu-dit in the southern part of the appellation and offers a textbook profile of cassis and blackberry...
DC 94

Decanter, June 2021

Touch of fresh peat and seaweed on the nose at this early stage. Lovely weight and freshness on the palate, very clear and detailed. Tannins are measured, the wine has a crispness and even a touch of black pepper. Earthy...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2022

(WA 92-94 points) Sourced from the lieu-dit Saint-Joseph in Tournon, the 2020 Saint-Joseph Les Granits features scents of crushed stone, blueberry and cassis. A strongly granitic terroir, this site has yielded a...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation St Joseph
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML

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.

Chapoutier Les Granits is made from a selection of the estate’s oldest Syrah trunks in the birthplace of the Saint Joseph appellation. The wine’s color is a very deep garnet red. On the nose and mouth are smoky and peppered aromas of black fruit jam with mineral overtones. Tannins are tight with a long persistency in mouth. Depending on the vintage, this wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years or from 50 to 75 years.