Saint-Joseph PDO

90/100 RVF
Monteillet/Stéphane Montez - Saint Joseph Blanc 2020 – Sku: 408420 – 28
Monteillet - Montez
2020
Saint-Joseph PDO
€22.90
COUP DE COEUR
Monteillet/Stéphane Montez - Saint Joseph Cuvée du Papy 2020 – Sku: 408720 – 275
Monteillet - Montez
2020
Saint-Joseph PDO
€25.90
COUP DE COEUR
Stéphane Ogier - Saint Joseph Le Passage 2020 – Sku: 414420 – 37
Stéphane Ogier
2020
Saint-Joseph PDO
€26.50
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Laurent Combier - Saint Joseph Cap Nord 2020 – Sku: 422420 – 10
Combier
2020
Saint-Joseph PDO
€29.00
Jean Claude Marsanne - Saint Joseph Blanc 2020 – Sku: 410720 – 67
Jean-Claude Marsanne
2020
Saint-Joseph PDO
€29.00
COUP DE COEUR
92/100 RVF
Monteillet/Stéphane Montez - Saint Joseph Cuvée du Papy 2019 – Sku: 4087 – 2
Monteillet - Montez
2019
Saint-Joseph PDO
€29.90
COUP DE COEUR
93/100 RVF
Coursodon - Saint Joseph Rouge L'Olivaie 2019 – Sku: 4320 – 54
Jérôme Coursodon
2019
Saint-Joseph PDO
€32.90
94/100 RVF
François Villard - Saint Joseph Reflet 2018 – Sku: 4100 – 15
François Villard
2018
Saint-Joseph PDO
€34.65
Tunnel/Stéphane Robert - Saint Joseph 2020 – Sku: 4319 – 1
Tunnel Domain
2020
Saint-Joseph PDO
€35.00
Pierre Jean Villa - Saint Joseph Blanc Saut de l'Ange 2020 – Sku: 421420 – 5
Pierre-Jean Villa
2020
Saint-Joseph PDO
€39.00
COUP DE COEUR
92/100 RVF
Coursodon - Saint Joseph Le Paradis Saint Pierre 2018 – Sku: 4322 – 3
Jérôme Coursodon
2018
Saint-Joseph PDO
€49.00
Jean Claude Marsanne - Saint Joseph Rouge Magnum 2020 – Sku: 412420 – 18
Jean-Claude Marsanne
2020
Saint-Joseph PDO
€59.00
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Saint-Joseph, the flagship appellation of the Northern Rhône Valley

It is one of the flagship appellations of the Rhône Valley. The vineyard of the AOC Saint-Joseph extends on the steep slopes of the right bank of the river, between the appellations Condrieu and Côte Rôtie on the one hand, Saint-Péray and Cornas on the other hand. Here, Syrah dominates, giving powerful and fine red wines. The whites remain confidential, with only 10% of the production, but they deserve to be known.

General presentation of the appellation

Saint-Joseph obtained its AOC in 1956. But the quality of this wine has been recognised for much longer. In the Middle Ages, it was served on the tables of the kings of France under the name of "Vin des Mauves". In the 17th century, it was the Jesuits of Tournon whonamed it Saint-Joseph. Its fame is largely due to Victor Hugo, who popularised it in Les Misérables in the 19th century.

The Saint-Joseph appellation extends over 50 km in the northern part of the Rhône Valley vineyards, between Chavanay and Guilherand-Granges. The vineyard plunges into the river from the steep slopes of the right bank. In the Ardèche and the Loire, 26 communes are concerned by the AOC. It is the link between the Condrieu appellation to the north and the Saint-Péray appellation to the south.

On the 1200 hectares that the appellation counts, the syrah dominates. The red wines are therefore in the majority. There are also white Saint-Joseph wines, which represent 10% of the production. For the whites, Roussanne and Marsanne are used, two grape varieties which, since 1980, can be used in the reds up to 10%.

Characteristics

The red Saint-Joseph is distinguished by its elegance and finesse. It has a deep purple colour. When it is young, it is characterised by blackcurrant and even raspberry aromas, as well as sweet spices and pepper. They evolve on notes of liquorice and leather. The tannins are velvety as the wine ages. These wines are particularly appreciated for their power and finesse, a tasty balance resulting from a unique know-how.

More confidential, the white Saint-Joseph can be recognized by its yellow colour with green reflections. It is very aromatic, with floral notes of hawthorn and acacia, mixed with spices and honey. Distinguished, delicate, harmonious, the white wines of the Saint-Joseph AOC are to be discovered.

How to taste a Saint-Joseph

For red wines, it is advisable to serve Saint-Joseph at a temperature of 16-18°. The whites express their flavours at a recommended temperature of 12-14°.

As far as keeping time is concerned, red Saint-Joseph and white Saint-Joseph can be kept for 3 to 10 years.

As far as food and wine pairing is concerned, you can take inspiration from the great classics of Lyon's gastronomy. Indeed, Saint-Joseph is a regular in the bouchons of the capital of the Gauls. The reds work very well with grilled red meat such as flank steak or marinated meat, game, preferably feathered game, black pudding, roast chicken and mature cheeses. The whites go well with fish such as pike, pike-perch or turbot, seafood such as scallops, white meats, spicy dishes such as poultry curry and cheeses such as fourme d'Ambert or bleu d'Auvergne.

Laissez-vous tenter... par les autres appellations !

Le vignoble

Alain Graillot

"L'un des tout premiers domaines à avoir fait découvrir les vins de crozes-hermitage au-delà de la Drôme, grâce à Alain Graillot, reconverti vigneron dans les années 1980.

Combier

Laurent Combier patiently cultivates some thirty hectares on the clay-limestone plateau with rolled pebbles in Pont d'Isère, in organic farming.

Tunnel Domain

Stéphane Robert of the Domaine du Tunnel is asserting himself vintage after vintage as the revival of Cornas and Saint-Péray with wines of a modern style, with a fine, suave and very precise mouthfeel.

François Villard

« Ce n’est pas parce que le trublion François Villard ne se prend pas au sérieux qu’il ne faut pas considérer son travail avec l’attention que méritent les plus grands. Cet autodidacte aime les vendanges concentrées et tardives, pour aller chercher, non pas la surmaturité, mais la parfaite maturité. En rouge, La Brocarde en Côte-Rôtie et Reflet en Saint-Joseph s’affirment souvent parmi les plus grandes réussites du secteur. Ces derniers millésimes, les blancs ont gagné en précision et en fraîcheur. Nous nous en réjouissons. » 2*/3 RVF Guide

Jean-Claude Marsanne

The hidden nugget of Mauves with wines (Saint-Joseph and IGP) of exceptional value for money...

Jean-Louis Chave

Jérôme Coursodon

Monteillet - Montez

Stéphane Montez is one of the most dynamic winemakers in the Chavanay area, and in the last few years he has succeeded in becoming a must for wine lovers in the Northern Rhône.

Pierre Gonon

"Jean et Pierre Gonon ont succédé à leur père depuis plus de 20 millésimes déjà, et grâce à eux la vision que les consommateurs ont du cru Saint-Joseph a bien changé.

Pierre-Jean Villa

"Pierre-Jean Villa s'est imposé en quelques années comme l'un des vignerons les plus doués de sa génération, créant son domaine à la force du poignet et surtout de la pioche.

Stéphane Ogier

Stéphane Ogier represents the 7th generation of the family established in Ampuis, the cradle of the Côte-Rôtie.

Yves Gangloff