2010 St Joseph Rouge, Domaine Yves Gangloff

2010 St Joseph Rouge, Domaine Yves Gangloff

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2010 St Joseph Rouge, Domaine Yves Gangloff


This is Yves’ first ever St Joseph, made in startlingly small volumes and indicative of the rising reputation of the appellation. From terraced vines just to the south of Condrieu, this Syrah is fragrant and elegant with a spicy backdrop and refreshing finish. Typically Gangloffian in other words, although I have yet to see the label and therefore to find out which artist Yves has decided to borrow from for this new wine.
Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer, February 2012

The tragic and untimely death of Mathilde Gangloff last year has cast a long shadow over the Northern Rhône. It is testament to the esprit de corps of the region, the strength of the man and the high esteem in which the Gangloffs are held that so many growers came out to help Yves with the harvest.

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Domaine Yves Gangloff

Domaine Yves Gangloff

Yves Gangloff is a hugely talented winemaker. It’s no exaggeration to say he is a Rhône legend with rock-star credentials. For those fortunate enough to taste his wines regularly, he produces some of the Northern Rhône’s best. He is a hugely popular producer at home in France, which means that only a small amount of the (already-diminutive) production is available for the export market. We are fortunate enough to have long-standing relationship with Yves, and are delighted to be able to offer small volumes of the wines.

Yves keeps his wines in the cellar a little longer than most of our producers; as such we are offering his 2018 reds, which are his latest release.

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St Joseph is the second-largest appellation in the Northern Rhône with 50 growers producing wines from over 600 hectares of vineyards. Established in 1956, over 90 percent of the wine is red – made exclusively from the Syrah grape. The white wines, meanwhile, are typically a blend of Marsanne and Roussanne varieties. Its vineyards run due south on the west side below Condrieu, and are in six communes: Mauves, Tournon, St Jean-de-Muzols, Lemps, Vion and Glun.

The styles of wine in St Joseph tend to be much lighter than other red Appellations d'Origine Contrôlee and the quality can vary dramatically. The soils and climate differ, as it is a long, narrow AOC. There is no particular characteristic of the commune as some wines are produced near Côte-Rôtie, while others are near to Cornas.

The best St Josephs are still produced in the original heartland of the appellation between St Jean-de-Muzols and Mauves, where soils are predominately granitic with patches of limestone and schist. Typically, even the finest St Josephs are slightly lighter and faster-maturing than the wines of Hermitage, as St Joseph's east-facing vineyards lose the sun up to two hours earlier in the crucial ripening season.

To meet demand, some extensions of the appellation have been made on less than ideal land, producing wines of indifferent quality.

Recommended producers: Pierre GaillardJerome Coursodon, Paul Jaboulet
Best vintages: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1996, 1990

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A noble black grape variety grown particularly in the Northern Rhône where it produces the great red wines of Hermitage, Cote Rôtie and Cornas, and in Australia where it produces wines of startling depth and intensity. Reasonably low yields are a crucial factor for quality as is picking at optimum ripeness. Its heartland, Hermitage and Côte Rôtie, consists of 270 hectares of steeply terraced vineyards producing wines that brim with pepper, spices, tar and black treacle when young. After 5-10 years they become smooth and velvety with pronounced fruit characteristics of damsons, raspberries, blackcurrants and loganberries.

It is now grown extensively in the Southern Rhône where it is blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to produce the great red wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas amongst others. Its spiritual home in Australia is the Barossa Valley, where there are plantings dating as far back as 1860. Australian Shiraz tends to be sweeter than its Northern Rhône counterpart and the best examples are redolent of new leather, dark chocolate, liquorice, and prunes and display a blackcurrant lusciousness.

South African producers such as Eben Sadie are now producing world- class Shiraz wines that represent astonishing value for money.

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