Saint Joseph les Granits Blanc Chapoutier Premier 2010
"Bright yellow-gold. Primary, explosive aromas of lemon curd, lime and pear skin, with suggestions of ginger, iodine and white flowers. Dense, tactile and strikingly concentrated, showing a strong mineral element and resonating spice and floral notes. Finishes long and adamantly stony, with lingering citrus character...91-93" IWC 3/12 "Dense, concentrated quince, nectarine and honeysuckle jump from the glass of this full-bodied wine, which has zesty acidity, stunning purity and a long finish...92-95" WA 12/11 "This is ripe and dense, but exhibits lovely lift and definition, as blood orange, chamomile and honeysuckle notes weave in and out of the apricot, peach and persimmon-filled core. The long finish sports a bright minerality for added length. Thoroughly delicious...93" 10/12
The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Polydor CHAPOUTIER was the first to begin to buy vines, thus moving from the status of wine-grower of an estate to that of a viticulturist, a wine producer and a businessman. The pioneering spirit was already present in the family.