Traditional vinification in Burgundy barrels, 20% new.
Limestone and clay soil, very stony: Hauterivian et Barremian, second stage of the lower Cretaceous, less than 130 million years.
Each grape variety is aged in barrel separately for 12 months without any racking and just 2-3 stirring of the lees. Clarification and fining are with clay. No filtration.
Grenache blanc : 8%
Chardonnay : 16%
Roussanne : 32%
Marsanne : 44%
Decant half an hour before serving at 15°C.
Tasting notes :
This is a powerful and elegant wine which is quite rich.
On the nose, you smell abricot and peach.
On the palate, it is unctuous with a lovely bitter note and refreshing salinity.
It has a long chalky and mineral finish.