Very intense on the nose, with very ripe fruity lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn. It is well-rounded, full bodied and very complex on the palate with overtones of ripe fruits, spices and roasting.
The grapes producing “De l’Orée” come from “Les Murets” plot. This soil is made up with very old fluvioglacial alluvial deposits.
An impressive Rhone vintage, with wines of impeccable balance. High temperatures proved a challenge for growers in the northern Rhone but some rain later in the season allowed for freshness to come through.
After pressing, the must is cold-settling for around 24 hours. About 50% is vinified in big wooden barrels (600 litres) with regular stirrings of the lees, the rest is in vats. Maturing on lees with regular stirrings for 6 months. Before bottling, the ageing in casks is checked by frequent tastings. The maturing lasts between 10 and 12 months.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses