32% Viognier - 22% Grenache - 23% Roussanne - 17% Marsanne - 6% Clairette
The selected parcels originate from two distinct terroirs. One located in the East Gard area, on the right bank of the Rhône river, where the alluvial terraces, hard limestone, large river stones and sand provide finesse, acidity and elegance. The other in the Vaucluse, on the left bank, where the rich clay and limestone pebbles provide an overall opulence.
The harvest started early, between August 22nd and Septembre 5th. The Viognier grapes first underwent a pre-fermentation cold soak on the skins while the remaining varieties were all pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. The Roussanne, Viognier and part of the Marsanne started their fermentation in stainless steel tanks before being transferred to barrels to finish fermenting. 50% of the cuvée was then aged in 275 liter oak Laurus barrels for 8 months (a part of Viognier and Roussannes) with regular stirring of the lees for the first 3 months. To retain fresh acidity, the cuvée did not undergo malolactic fermentation.
Bottling date: 10th July 2019.
Production: 33 300 bottles.
This white Côtes du Rhône offers an exotic nose with notes of white fruit (pear) and canary melon. Round and smooth palate with fresh pineapple notes. This full-flavoured wine has a long and fresh finish.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Best served at 10-12°C
Enjoyment: between 2019 and 2024
Alc. by Vol.: 13%
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