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Dard & Ribo

Pitrox - 2015 - Dard et Ribo

A complex, opulent nose with notes of apricot, hawthorn, sweet spices, and linden flower... The prolonged maturation has given it a voluminous, massive palate – this is a big, big juice, a wine in a class of its own, ideal for the end of the evening or with cheese. Worth decanting, some gas may be present.

75 cl
Original features
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
15 %
To drink from
2023 to 2035

VAT included

This is the oxidative version of the estate’s famous Saint Joseph “Pitrou”! A blend of Roussanne and a little Marsanne, both grape varieties coming from old vines farmed organically and planted on slopes with decomposed granite soils. Vinification is done with respect for the grapes, as always with these two vignerons: direct pressing, indigenous yeasts, maturation in 500- and 600-litre demi-muid barrels. About 4 grams of residual sugars remaining. Bottled without filtration or fining, and still zero sulphur! 

René-Jean Dard & François Ribo

René-Jean Dard & François Ribo

René-Jean Dard and François Ribo, two famously reserved vignerons from Mercurol, north of Valence, founded their estate in 1984. Started from just a single hectare, the estate is today composed of 9 hectares of vines, with parcels in the appellations of Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage and Hermitage. The wines produced are always of uniform quality, with tremendous work put into their single...

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