2017 Julien Pilon St. Joseph Blanc Dimanche A LimaBlend from France
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Native of the Rhône Valley, Julien Pilon spent more than 10 years working in Spain and Roussillon, learning winemaking in famous wineries such as Mas Amiel (Roussillon), Terra...
- 92 Wine Spectator
- 92 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 Wine Spectator
Ripe and forward, with a mix of Cavaillon melon, lemon curd, warmed peach and jasmine notes. The flattering finish lets a brioche accent curl through. Marsanne and Roussanne. Drink now. 525 cases made, 56 cases imported. — JM
92 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A 50-50 blend of Marsanne and Roussanne, barrel-fermented in 15% new oak, the 2017 Saint Joseph Blanc Dimanche A Lima is a dense, concentrated effort that's loaded with melon and citrus fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it shows plenty of potential and picks up a sexy hint of honeyed pear on the long, silky finish.
Native of the Rhône Valley, Julien Pilon spent more than 10 years working in Spain and Roussillon, learning winemaking in famous wineries such as Mas Amiel (Roussillon), Terra Remonta (Spain), Pierre Gaillard (Rhone) and Jean Pierre Villa (Rhone). Julien Pilon described himself as a landless winemaker when he started on his own in 2010. He began as a negociant and selecting very carefully the grapes to vinify. He started with 1.5 hectars and now the domain is a modest 5 hectares of vines, some owned, some rented, while the majority of the production is still sourced from purchased grapes. The harvest is manual and he start his conversion to organic agriculture. 80 percent of Julien’s production is white. He strives to produce white wines with flesh but with maximum freshness too. He wants to make balanced and precise whites. He is producing some of the most exciting Rhône whites - wines of genuine flair and class. The wines are very much in the image of the vigneron too – understated, stylish and relying more on nuance than overt power.” Lima was Julien’s last stop in his trip around the world. That’s where, on a Sunday, that he dreamt of making wines in the Northern Rhone. This St Joseph is full of energy, juicy and packed with complex and pure fruits. Means " A Sunday at Lima".
92 - Wine Spectator
92 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||wax, almond, citrus, tea, apple, herbal tea , wild flower , almond , apple , pear and crisp acid|
|Nose||nut, citrus, golden apple, herb , tea , wild flower and apple|