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30% Clairette blanche, 20-30% Roussanne, 20-30% Grenache blanc, 20% Viognier (av age 30 years) from clay-limestrone slope soils & sandy plain level soils, cool decantation after pressing, 70% new, 30% 1-2 year 228-litre oak cask fermented, raised 6 monthsd (reduced from 18 months into mid-2010s) on fine lees, lees stirred, malo completed, first wine 2010, 1,200-3,000 b

2018 ()

attractive yellow robe; there are interesting shafts of citrus, mandarin fruit on the bouquet, white peach, stone fruit in the background. The palate bears aromatic content, pleases by stealth, the white flowers such as snowdrops and also violets theme a nicely extended one. The finish is well rounded. This is precise, en finesse, well made, with a touch of carbonic gas just on the finish. 14°. 1,800 b. 2021 Mar 2019

2015 ()

(casks) pretty full yellow robe. There is an instant hit of oak and its toast on the nose; this is weighty, with the oak masking its fruit – perhaps pear - for now. The attack is rich, with a supple quality and an agreeable feel. This is still making its way, and needs another six months to sharpen up and lessen its oaking. Table wine – sauced dishes. 14°. 1,200 b. €8.50. Gren bl, Clair, Rouss, Vio. 2019-20  May 2016