Stylistically, Saint-Joseph Rouge is more supple and gentler than Côte Rôtie and Hermitage. This regional Saint-Joseph Rouge is comprised of wines from the vineyards of Domaine J. L. Grippat (purchased in 2000) and de Vallouit (purchased in 2001), and optionally from other purchased grapes or wines. The wines are vinified and aged in Guigal's cellar at Ampuis.
The Saint-Joseph displays dark red color with violets tints. A powerful nose dominated by red berries and delicate oak aromas. Powerful attack. Round and supple tannins.