Paul Jaboulet Saint Peray “Les Sauvageres” White French Rhone Wine 750mL

$21.99

92 point -Vinous Media

“Pale Yellow. Fresh Peach, honeydew melon and a suggestion of orange pith on the mineral-driven nose. Silky Orchard and pit fruit and honeysuckle flavors show very good depth, and a bracing suggestion of bitter quinine adds back-end cut. Closed very long and minerally, displaying a sweetening touch of honey and repeating florality.”

  • Josh Raynolds

Description

  • ‘Les Sauvagères’ is the local name for Marsanne in Saint-Peray, implying the wild tendency of the vines to dig into the steep limestone of this tiny town.
  • The entire appellation comprises only 70 ha – one of the smallest AOCs in the Rhone valley
  • One of the rare terroirs in the Northern Rhone with an abundance of limestone, yielding a laser precise and mineral white. Specifically from a sector of pure limestone next to the steep hills of the ruins of Chateau Crussol
  • 100% Marsanne
  • 30+ year old vines on average
  • One third is from domaine fruit
  • Aged in 55% French oak (5% new), 25% small concrete eggs, and 20% stainless steel tank. Blocked malo and no battonage.
  • A pure, fresh, mineral style of Saint-Peray. Saline and citrus driven – a true Rhone revelation.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in