E. Guigal Saint-Joseph Lieu Dit Blanc 2017 (93 VM)
“Bright straw-yellow. A suave, deeply perfumed bouquet evokes pear nectar, peach, candied fig and vanilla, along with hints of jasmine and ginger that emerge with aeration. Densely packed and penetrating on the palate, offering intense orchard and pit fruit flavors that are given back-end grip by a snap of bitter orange pith. Rich but vibrant in character, displaying impressive finishing energy and mineral-driven persistence. 50% new oak.”
Guigal’s Saint-Joseph Lieu Dit comes from the vineyard that gives the Saint-Joseph appellation its name, and is one of the finest sites in the Northern Rhone Valley. Made in minuscule quantities, the Lieu Dit Blanc is one of the most original and distinctive whites in the Rhone. A seamless balance of freshness and fruitiness, pleasure and interest, and flavors and structure. Guigal’s specialty in whites is especially evident in this wine.
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.