This 44.000 ha vineyard extends from Vienne to Avignon and covers six departments. Our parcel selection comes from plot in the Vaucluse and the Gard for the complementary nature of their terroirs, resulting in a fine balance between fruity and fresh aromatic notes.
51% Viognier - 29% Roussanne - 16% Grenache - 4% Bourboulenc
The Roussannes, Bourboulencs and Grenache Blanc were pressed immediately upon arriving at the winery, while the Viogniers underwent a pre-fermentation cold-soak on the skins. Cold-static racking off the rough lees. Beginning of fermentations in tank for the Roussanne and the Viognier prior to transfer to 275-liter Laurus barrels, where they spent 6 months with regular stirring of the lees for the first 3 months. Malo-lactic fermentation was blocked to retain a maximum of fresh acidity.
Production: 16 000 bottles
Bottling date: 30 June 2016
Pale yellow with delicate green hints. Open and generous nose of citrus. Full, textured, elegant mouthfeel with a touch of vanilla on the finish. Lively and vivacious. (August 2016)
Serve at 10-12°C
Blanquette de veau
Optimum maturity: 2016 - 2020
25 to 40 years old – 35hl/ha
In 1650, a law was passed to protect the authenticity and quality of “Coste du Rhône” wines, named after a district in the Gard. Their notoriety grew and took shape in 1937 with the official creation of the appellation.
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