Pierre Gonon St Joseph Blanc 'Les Oliviers'
Region: Northern Rhone
Grapes: Marsanne, Roussanne
The Pierre Gonon estate is widely considered to be the best in Saint Joseph, making wines of great finesse, haunting aromatics and serious longevity. Now run by Pierre's sons Jean and Pierre junior, the wines continue to go from strength to strength and we are delighted to have received a small parcel of the 2020 white.
Les Oliviers is 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne from a single plot grown in alluvium, loess and granite soils, aged for a year in old oak barrels. Wonderfully textured with lovely apricot and peach aromas, a light bitteress and hints of anise and ginger on the saline finish.