The vineyards are located in the commune of Malleval in the southern sector of the appellation. They are at more than 300 m in altitude, with a south/south-eastern exposure. The soils are a combination of migmatite, granite and gneiss conferring exhuberant aromas and strong mineral qualities to the Viognier grapes.
Manual harvest between the 7th and 15th of September. After a short cold-soak, the alcoholic fermentation took place in vats followed by the malolactic fermentation in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels. 16 months elevage on fine lees, with a regular stirring during the first 6 months.
Bottled on 20th June 2019: 2.590 75cl bottles, 133 magnums and 8 jeroboams.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Best served at 12-14°C
Optimum maturity: 2020 - 2028
Ravioli of langoustines
Scallops with cream and white wines
Age of vines & yield:
20 à 30 years on average – 29 hl/ha