Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint-Joseph Le Berceau 2015 Front Label
Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint-Joseph Le Berceau 2015 Front Label

Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint-Joseph Le Berceau 2015

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Winemaker Notes

Domaine Gripa has named their top Saint Joseph cuvée “Berceau”. It is a selection of their oldest vines from the appellation. There is only one hectare of vines that produce this label. Exclusively planted on terraces, these challenging vineyards can only be maintained by hand.

The granite soils of Saint Joseph provide great freshness to the wines, despite their low acidity. The powerful nose is showing black pepper, blackberries and subtle violet flavors. The taste is full-bodied and dense, with silky and firm tannins.

It could be paired with lamb, beef and spicy dishes as well as a great array of strong cheeses.It could be cellared for more than 15 years or enjoyed in its youth by decanting for at least an hour before serving.

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JD 96
Jeb Dunnuck
The flagship 2015 Saint Joseph Le Berceau comes from the oldest vines of the estate, mostly in the Saint Joseph lieu-dit. Cut from the same cloth as the base cuvée, only richer and more concentrated, its deep purple color is followed by gorgeous notes of black currants, roasted meats, bouquet garni, and tons of rocky, mineral, earth-like nuances. With terrific purity of fruit, ripe tannin, integrated acidity and a great finish, it’s the finest wine to date from this family.
WS 93
Wine Spectator
Dark, with a brawny feel, as plum, fig and boysenberry confiture notes are inlaid with licorice root and singed apple wood details and brambly grip. A smoldering edge runs through the finish, accented by a buried graphite element. Should age well. Best from 2018 through 2030.
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Domaine Bernard Gripa, France
The Domaine is composed of sixteen hectares of vineyard – half white wines and half red wines – a unique combination within the village. Sixteen hectares are owned by the Gripas, with 3.5 hectares under the appellation of Saint-Péray – a truly rare white producing appellation, amongst a sea of neighbouring reds. Domaine Gripa’s Saint-Péray wines, both cuvées, are made from Marsanne and Roussanne, and create a marvellous still white wine. The rest of the Domaine is planted under the Saint-Joseph appellation, with a few different cuvées highlighting and celebrating the different terroirs. The Saint Joseph vineyards of Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne are planted on complex granite soils and the Saint-Péray on clay and limestone. Even more unique, the Domaine’s vineyards average 65 years of age, with some vineyards over 80 years old – a rarity and treasure. Domaine Gripa’s wines are all made traditionally and masterfully express their origin. The four cuvées of Saint Joseph and the two cuvées of Saint-Péray undergo their maturation in French oak barrels of different sizes and age to slow down the ferocity of their natural acid and tannic complexity. Two cuvées of Saint-Joseph white and red called “Berceau” are made from the oldest vineyards, in the best climats of the Domaine. These can be aged for up to an astonishing 15 years! This longevity is a signature of the finest French wines.
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Spanning the longest stretch of river in the northern Rhône—from Condrieu in the north, to Cornas in the south—the heart of St.-Joseph lies directly across the Rhône River from Hermitage. While its soils are basically the same as Hermitage: granite, supplemented by sand and gravel, its east facing slope receives less sunlight than Hermitage, which causes less overall berry ripening on its Syrah vines. However, some of the best of them can rival any fine expression of Hermitage, Cote-Rotie or Cornas with concentrated black fruits, dark spices, crushed rock and violets. A general advantage of the region is that its Syrahs typically don’t need as much time in the bottle compared to a Cote-Rotie or Hermitage and are much easier on the bank account!

A textbook St.-Joseph red is firm with a core of minerality that is enhanced by savory and peppery qualities. Aromas and flavors of smoke, olives, herbs, and violets are common; its wines are dense in red and black fruit.

St.-Joseph is also a source of fine northern Rhône white wine. Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne grow well here and can be blended or made into single varietal wines. St.-Joseph whites are full and silky with citrus, pear and pineapple flavors and a rich bouquet reminiscent of honeysuckle, toasted nuts, spice and caramel.

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Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Rhône Blends of the south, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”

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