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Côtes du Rhône White

Appellation d'origine protégée

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.

An Exceptional Vintage
Ideal weather conditons right up the harvest, sanitary state of the grapes was impeccable and yields were healthy. The 2015 vintage demonstrates remarkable potential and promises to be one of the finest vintages of the past few years.
Harvest began around the 1st of September 2015.
14,5/20   Bettane & Desseauve guide
91/100   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
88/100  Tasted 100% Blind - A Larsson
89/100   Wine Spectator
Côtes du Rhône White


51% Viognier - 29% Roussanne - 16% Grenache - 4% Bourboulenc


Plots selected in the Vaucluse and in the Gard for the complementary nature of their terroirs: stony alluvial terraces and pebbly clay soils (alt. 100/150 m – facing South/Southwest and East/West), resulting in a fine balance between fruity and fresh aromatic notes.


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

Note de dégustation: 

"This has a plump note thanks to a kiss of brioche, while the core Cavaillon melon, anise and peach flavors glide along. A tasty crowd-pleaser. Drink now." (Tasted 2017)

Service & accords: 

Serve at 10-12°C
Blanquette de veau
Saint-Jacques Carpaccio
Optimum maturity: 2016 - 2020
ABV: 13%

Age des vignes & rendement: 

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.