75cl * 13.5% ABV * Saint-Joseph, France
Pierre Gaillard has been working in the vineyards all of his life, having been observed ploughing his family vineyards with a horse at the age of 12! Nowadays he is recognised as one of the very top growers in St Joseph and has over 35 hectares of vines in the northern Rhône.
2016 was an outstanding year for white Rhône and this is a truly fantastic and unique wine, as a fairly unusual example of a 100% Roussanne. The wine has spent eight months in Burgundian French oak, adding a note of creamy macadamia nut, flaked cashew and toasted vanilla to the perfumed apricot, honey and lifted acacia notes of the Roussanne. Absolutely divine. For the perfect food pairings, think along the lines of simple fish and seafood dishes, but also roasted white meats in creamy sauces.
Drink now - 2026