A fresh nose with roasted notes, slightly of brioche, aromas of white-flesh fruit, fennel, anise and honeysuckle. The palate is suave and well-balanced. The wine is dense with a great persistency, and slightly roasted and aniseed aromas.
The grapes are grown on a clay-limestone soil over a granitic base. The clay gives the wine power, whilst the limestone adds more elegance, giving the wine an almost ethereal character.
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.
Whole bunch pressed, followed by natural fermentation in large oak barrels. Regular batonnage takes place. The wine is then aged in 600l oak barrels for 8 months and 2 months in concrete vats.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses