Grenache, Roussanne and Clairette.
The vines grow on clay limestone soils from the North of the Vaucluse and Gard. With a Southern French climate renowned for its contrasts, they benefit from the summer heat and the Mistral wind.
The harvest took place early in the morning to preserve primary aromas of the grapes. Optimized settling of the lees to boost aromatic potential (between 3 and 6°C) before fermentation at low temperature (12 - 14°C). The ageing in vats lasts for 6 months before bottling.
What is notable for the 2017 vintage: given the very high temperatures during the harvest period, the challenge was to preserve all the aromatic potential and freshness of the grapes. Therefore we harvested very early in the morning and were able to use cooling facilities in the cellar if the temperature of the grapes exceeded 20°C when arriving in the winery.
Pale robe with green hints. Fine and elegant with complex aromas of white flowers (jasmine) and apricot. Well-balanced on the palate with yellow stone fruit notes on the finish.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Delicious as an aperitif, or paired with red mullet with "tapenade", sausage rougail or even with "fish & chips". Enjoy it cool between 10°C to 12°C, within 2 to 3 years after harvest.