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67-100% Marsanne (1936), 0-33% Roussanne from 0.3 hectare on Le Suchat, small white galet stone covered, loess, lime soils, limestone subsoils at top of Beylesse (S-W facing), 60% new, 40% 1-4 year 228 & 225-litre oak cask fermented, raised 11-12 months, malo completed, filtered, wax closure, first wine 2010, 800-897 b

2019 ()

(casks) steady yellow robe; the nose is en finesse, marked by smoky oak at this young stage, with a neat infill of white fruits. It’s a promising, clear start. The palate expresses its old vines well, has a most charming silken texture, with a good, gradual pick-up in depth along its path, all served with poise, very calm. The length holds well, while the inner revolves around the sève [sap] of the old vines and invests it with unhurried richness. The oak still has thrust, so leave until 2022, and be ready for a fine fish to accompany it. C’est beau vin, indeed. 2028-29 Dec 2020

2016

pale yellow colour. The nose is quiet, but there’s elegance in its white fruits, pear, a note of cooked lemon, orange blossom. This treads stealthily, has a fine run of white fruits with nerve, grip evident after the mid-point. It’s a calm, unhurried Saint-Péray that offers refined nourishment. It gains some depth on the close, hence will be good with sea bass, white meats. It’s precise, bears fine detail. “It’s long on the palate,” Rémy Nodin. 13°. 800 b. Bottled Aug 2017. 2025-27 Dec 2018

2013 No Rating

NOT PRODUCED, WINE INTO THE METHODE CHAMPENOISE SAINT-PÉRAY

2012

sound pale yellow. Toast-oak, vanilla first air, ginger and stewed fruits aromas, a waxen heart to the bouquet. This holds darned good gras richness, really good gras, its depth confirmed and persistent. The oak at the end lies a bit outside it. The flavours summon pear, hazelnut, touches of tilleul (linden). A serious table wine, which is a shade tight. The aftertaste is peppered, has a wee bit of acetate. Decant it. 13.5°. €29 at cellars. 2022-23  Dec 2013

2011 No Rating

NOT PRODUCED – SMALL HARVEST