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2020 Bernard Gripa Saint Joseph 'Le Berceau' Rouge

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Region: Rhone Valley, France

Grape: Syrah

Culinary Suggestions: Beef Stew, Lamb Shank, Steaks

Vineyard Practice: Sustainable


About

Domaine Bernard Gripa lies in the small village of Mauves on the West bank of the majestic Rhône. To the North is Vienne and Valence is to the South. The village of Mauves faces steep mountain slopes terraced into vineyards.

The Gripa family has a multi-generational history in the village and their family winemaking traditions still remain key to the operations of the Domaine today. Fabrice Gripa, current custodian, looks after the Domaine with the help of his father Bernard Gripa.

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 vineyards in Saint Joseph – like most in the northern Rhône Valley – are planted on terraces. It means there is no use of machines, with all work done by hand. Gripa’s team are vigilant in their care. The old vines of Syrah do not produce many grapes per vine and therefore have a high concentration and complexity. - Importer Note


Tasting Notes

The powerful nose is showing black pepper, blackberries and subtle violet flavours. The taste is full-bodied and dense, with silky and firm tannins. It could be cellared for more than 15 years or enjoyed in its youth by decanting for at least an hour before serving. - Importer Note


Glass-staining ruby. Suave, mineral-accented aromas of cherry liqueur, cassis and exotic spices are complemented by building floral and mineral notes. Sappy and energetic on the palate, showing powerful thrust to its concentrated red and blue fruit preserve, violet pastille and spicecake flavors. Finishes extremely long, spicy and smooth, with resonating florality and subtly chewy, well-knit tannins. One-third whole clusters.

96 points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media December 2022

Drink: 2027 - 2037