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2021 Gonon St. Joseph Blanc "Les Oliviers"

Posted by Ian McFadden

The Gonon brothers have amassed a cult following for their St. Joseph Rouge, but their St. Joseph Blanc is one of our absolute favorite Rhône white wines.

White Rhône can be a tricky category. The best can be amazing, but for better or worse our tastes are very selective. Gonon's is one of our absolute favorites.

photo of bottle of Gonon Saint Joseph Blanc Oliviers

The high-acid 2021 vintage produced some of the most exciting Rhône whites that we've tasted. Gonon's 2021 St. Joseph Blanc "Les Oliviers" is thrilling. It has a level of energy and clarity that we haven't encountered before. 

I'm very happy to offer Gonon's 2021 St. Joseph Blanc "Les Oliviers" at the lowest price in the country. 

If the best Hermitage Blancs show incredible depth and glycerol, Gonon's St. Joseph Blanc Les Oliviers is sterner in its acid and mineral backbone. The way that it ages is legendary. It can easily age for a couple of decades. For us, it defines what's possible for St. Joseph Blanc. 

Les Oliviers is a special terroir for white grapes - it may very well be the best in the appellation. Taste Gonon's Blanc and you're immediately taken by its harmony, complexity, and completeness. It's a wine of undeniable class. Pierre and Jean Gonon's father was one of the first to cultivate white grapes in the appellation, planting vines of Marsanne back in 1958. He clearly chose the site well.

The 2021 boasts a fascinating spectrum of citrus and orchard fruit, quince, smoke, honey, minerals, and flowers. While there’s great density and depth, it’s balanced by superb verve and refinement.

Pierre and Jean Gonon have a mastery of St. Joseph that is unparalleled. They have been making some of the most soulful and compelling wines in the northern Rhône. Les Oliviers is a benchmark example of the region and a wine that I rarely have an opportunity to offer. Don't miss it.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits

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2021 Gonon Saint Joseph Blanc, Les Oliviers

750 ml

$89.95
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