Saint-Joseph Blanc Pierre Gaillard 2008
In a region where 80% of white wine is made from Marsanne, this 100% RoussanneSaint-Joseph wine, in its early days at least, raised a few eyebrows. Now it isviewed without suspicion, indeed is often seen as a template of an interestingand really well-made wine, just a little different from many whites these days,which are often overly-deferential to the Chardonnay grape. This is an aromatictreat with exotic fruit, pear and white pepper, and does not let-up on thepalate, its rich texture harmonised by crisp acidity and underlined by a stonypurity on the finish. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)
The total area of the domaine is 11 hectares, distributed in different parcels located in the districts of Monthelie, Pommard, Puligny-Montrachet, and, of course Meursault. All the vineyards were cultivated following organic agricultural practices from 1992 to 1997, at the end of this period the domaine became 100% biodynamic.