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Appellation d'origine protégée

The appellation extends over 7 communes and the vineyards thrive on the left bank of the Rhône river, on steep granitic hillsides at the foot of the Mount Pilat. On this terroir, the Viognier grape variety produces a wine of great aromatic intensity with a mineral finale.

A healthy flowering and fruit set in the Spring was followed by particularly damp and rainy July. Then a very sunny and windy month of August accelerated the ripening process and resulted in healthy, fully mature grapes with lively acidity. A great vintage, especially for whites that offered excellent yields, beautiful aromatic balance and minerality for a very elegant set.
Harvest began on 20th september 2014.
92/100   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
92/100   Wine Spectator


100% Viognier


Plots located in the commune of Malleval (in the Loire), at more than 300 m of altitude, with a south/south-eastern aspect. Soils are a combination of migmatite, granite and gneiss conferring fruity aromas and strong mineral qualities to these Viognier grapes.


Manual harvest. After cold fermentation process, alcoholic fermentation in vats followed by malolactic fermentation in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels. 14 months elevage on fine lees, with stirring of lees during the first 6 weeks.
Production: 2,954 bottles
Bottled on: 26th May 2016

Note de dégustation: 

"Fun and flattering, with plantain, mango, papaya and green fig notes all layered seamlessly, backed by light fennel and verbena threads on the creamy finish. Exotically delicious." Wine Spectator. Issue: May 31, 2017.

Service & accords: 

Serve at 12-14°C

Scallops with mandarin cream
Crayfish risotto and parmesan


Optimum maturity: 2016 - 2022
ABV: 13,5%

Age des vignes & rendement: 

25 to 30 years on average – 29 hl/ha

Reknown since the 15th century, this confidential appellation was awarded “AOC” status in 1940 and is one of the greatest French white wines.