Dark robe; elder berry-blackberry aromas twin in a coated aroma that is very curvy and immediately appealing, has southern tones, black olives, sunny sweetness. The palate holds a cluster of black fruits, a swish flow on them, good depth in the fruit. This has life, plenty of richness, will concentrate, tighten. It’s good and long, the juice sustains liberally. It’s very good. - Importer Note
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.
All year long, Fabrice and his determined team, undertake every task in the vineyard by hand, as no machine is capable of accessing the steep and challenging terrain of the vineyards. Adding to the workload is Fabrice's exclusive use of organic agricultural methods.
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.
* Terroir is the specific combination of location, vineyard, climate and people that create a wine. Accordingly, different terroirs produce different wines.
**Climat refers to a named plot of vineyard.
- Importer Note
|Product Type||Wine Red Shiraz|
|Sub Region||Saint Joseph|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|
|Vineyard Practices||Minimal Intervention|