Yves’ St Joseph is made in startlingly small volumes and indicative of the rising reputation of the appellation. From terraced vines just to the south of Condrieu.
Yves Gangloff who, despite the slightly rock-and- roll look, maybe a little too well-established to be described as an ‘enfant terrible’, continues to astonish even his fellow winemakers with the concentration and quality of his wines. His popularity is legendary in France, which means that not very much of the already diminutive production is available for the export market. Yves settled in the Rhône region, from Alsace, only because he fell in love with Mathilde, a local woman whobecame his wife. The couple sold their grapes to E. Guigal before establishing their own vineyard in 1987. Yves Gangloff draws his wine-making experience from the time he spent at the Rhône Domaine Delas. Gangloff labels usually of voluptuous nudes, are painted by Yves' brother.