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St Joseph Blanc Domaine Pierre Gaillard Bottle 2009

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: In a region where 80% of white wine is made from Marsanne, this 100% Roussanne Saint-Joseph wine, in its early days at least, raised a few eyebrows. Now it is viewed without suspicion, indeed is often seen as a template of an interesting and really well-made wine, just a little different from many whites these days, which are often overly-deferential to the Chardonnay grape<br/><br/><br/><br/>From imperious vineyards high above the Rhône in the village of Malleval, the grapes are given the expensive treatment, aged as they are in barrel post fermentation, with the lees stirred every week for six months. The result is beautifully aromatic, with complex notes of beeswax, quince, fig and pineapple and, as one would expect from Pierre, a fabulously rich texture.<br/><br/><br/><br/>This is an aromatic treat dominated by exotic fruit, pear and white pepper, and does not let-up on the palate, its

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Color: White
Varietal: Roussanne
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Berry Bros & Rudd review: In a region where 80% of white wine is made from Marsanne, this 100% Roussanne Saint-Joseph wine, in its early days at least, raised a few eyebrows. Now it is viewed without suspicion, indeed is often seen as a template of an interesting and really well-made wine, just a little different from many whites these days, which are often overly-deferential to the Chardonnay grape<br/><br/><br/><br/>From imperious vineyards high above the Rhône in the village of Malleval, the grapes are given the expensive treatment, aged as they are in barrel post fermentation, with the lees stirred every week for six months. The result is beautifully aromatic, with complex notes of beeswax, quince, fig and pineapple and, as one would expect from Pierre, a fabulously rich texture.<br/><br/><br/><br/>This is an aromatic treat dominated by exotic fruit, pear and white pepper, and does not let-up on the palate, its

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