Saint Joseph Blanc Les Opatyres Dard & Ribo 2021
Dard & Ribo's White Saint Joseph is usually a 100% Roussanne blend from the "Le Champs" and "Opatyres" vineyards with a prevalence of granite soil over clay and stones. In this splendid 2021 vintage it was decided to bottle the parcels separately to enhance the terroir, as only in large vintages is all this possible. The wine ferments in a mixture of large and small barrels. A wine of extreme character to be kept in the cellar for a few years.
Dard & Ribo
A great duo the one of Jean Rene Dard and Francois Ribo formed in the early eighties. The two colleagues started with a small plot of land of just one hectare in the village of Mercurol. It started right away with today's ideas but very avant-garde times. In 1984, their first vintage was released, from the first beginning they began with spontaneous fermentations, the absence of sulfur, no temperature control, only copper and sulfur vine. In his ssence, it is a unique goal that today is stubbornly pursued with the same principles: to exalt the terroir with easy-drinking wines, because wine must be drunk.