DOMAINE BENARD GRIPA
Vineyard of Saint-Joseph are planted on Granite soils providing a great energy to the wine while Saint-Péray is more characterized by the Clay Limestone soils.
On both appellations Fabrice makes a classic cuvée mainly made of the young wines while the old vines and more prestigious plot go into “le Berceau” for Saint-Joseph (both red and white) and “les Figuiers” for Saint-Péray.
Finally, “PARAdy” is a single vineyard of 2ha aged the first year in demi-muids with 25% new oak then the following year aged in barriques. With a limited production of less than 2,000 bottles every year, hold onto then very dearly if you have the chance.
REGION OF PRODUCTION
Rhone Valley - France
Continental climate, Mistral influence
Granite & Gneiss on Saint-Joseph, and loess & clay-limestone on Saint-Peray)
Syrah, Marsanne, Roussanne