The parcels of vines are located in the districts of Charnas, Tournon and Mauves, where the principal soil and climate components that make for great Saint-Joseph wines can be found.
Here there is granite terrain formed by geologic alteration, and content carried in by the wind ensuring that the soils are good for water filtration and restriction. The altitude and wind exposure (including the Mistral) ensure natural regulation of pests while providing freshness throughout the summer.
3 to 5 years
Here there is granite soil formed by geologic alteration, and content carried in by the wind ensuring that the soils are good for water filtration and restriction. The principal soil and climate components that make for great Saint-Joseph wines can be found. These kinetics of slow maturation, give “Granilites” a potential for freshness, minerality and a particularly interesting
By hand in dry, sunny weather
The entire harvest is pressed directly, followed by cold settling for 48 hours. Fermentation takes place in 600L casks with natural yeasts.
Ageing for 8 months. During the first two months, the lees are stirred to control and limit oxydation of the wine. 75% of ageing takes place in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine’s freshness and minerality.
Colour: strong yellow with bright green highlights
Nose: fresh, with delicate notes of white flowers and white-fleshed fruit (peaches, pears), delicious aromatic notes, underscored by lovely, smooth oakiness.
Palate: fresh and well-balanced on entry, nice volume with delicious, dessert-like notes, mineral tautness and a long lingering finish.
Anecdote: ”Les Granilites” is a mineralogical term which refers to the fine-grained granite that forms the granite- based soil in which the vines grow.