the 2019 M Chapoutier Saint-Joseph Blanc Les Granilites is a strong effort, these Marsanne grapes hail from the steep, fine-grained granite slopes inferred by the cuvée’s name. There are enticing aromas of ripe apricot and pear on the nose, strung together by a fine steely, stony note. The palate is mouth-watering yet balanced, and showing remarkably intense flamed citrus zest and even marmalade-like scents on the nose. In the mouth, this full-bodied wine is round and generous, almost honeyed, yet finishes long and zesty, with attractively mouthwatering, briny echoes on the finish.
Region: Rhone Valley, France