The 2.5 ha vineyard of Domaine de la Croix des Vignes is located in the historical centre of the Saint-Joseph appellation. Its plot faces south and is composed of a damaged gore granitic soil. The 2013 Paul Jaboulet-Aîné Saint-Joseph Domaine de la Croix des Vignes is a blend of 67% Marsanne and 33% Roussanne.
This pale yellow 2013 vintage offers tangerine, orange but also white flower aromas among which honeysuckle. The 2013 Saint-Joseph Domaine de la Croix des Vignes possesses a particularly fresh and long palate. One can find a rare minerality that gives incredible elegance to this wine.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Another outstanding wine from this estate that shines for its purity and elegance is the 2013 St Joseph Domaine de Croix de Vignes, which comes from 1.5-hectare of vines located just outside Tournon and Mauves. Aged in 20% new French oak, it has classic notes of dark fruits, olive, licorice, smoked earth and distinct minerality. Medium-bodied, elegant and seamless with fine tannin, it's already approachable in a youthful sort of way, but will evolve nicely for 10-12 years.