Domaine Pierre Gonon 2019 'Les Oliviers' St. Joseph Blanc, Rhône Valley, France
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- Winemaker: Pierre Gonon
- Farming: Organic farming
- Variety: 80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne (avg 40+ yr old vines)
- Terroir: 2 hectares of white vines on granite, clay, and loess. Lieu-dit of Les Oliviers regarded as the greatest for producing white grapes in the Saint-Joseph appellation; vineyard is situated on the terraces above the town of Tournon, just across the river from Tain l’Hermitage.
- Vinification: Grapes are harvested by hand, whole clusters are pressed gently in pneumatic press, juice settles for 12 hours before being racked into fermentation casks. Fermentation starts spontaneously with indigenous yeasts.
- Aging: Wines age in barrique and demi-muid on fine lees for 11 months, undergoing a regular stirring of the lees.