50% Marsanne, 50% Roussanne. 30 year old vines.
The wine comes from two plots: les Beaumes (limestone and alluvial soil) and le Méal (terraces of round pebbles). South, south-east facing.
After pressing, the must is cold settled and then put into barrels (228 litre barrels and 600 litre barrels, 30% new) for the alcoholic fermentation.
The malolactic fermentation and the ageing are made in barrels. The wine is aged on fine lees in barrels for 10 to 12 months (depending on the vintage).
Colour : bright, golden straw colour.
Nose : aromas of ripe fruit (yellow peaches, apricots), hints of toast.
Palate : full-bodied, rich and complex wine. Very long lasting wine.
Aromas of peach, cinnamon, toast, vanilla.
The oak is very well integrated.