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The Wines

100% Marsanne (early-mid 1990s) from gravelly soils at Violès, a little at Sablet, concrete vat fermented, raised 4 months (before late 2010s 80% steel vat, 20% young oak cask fermented, raised 6 months), malo blocked, 3,000 b

2018 ()

yellow robe; the nose is bold, on orange zest, exotic fruits, grapey airs. The palate is well flavoured, with mango, peach, a real up front burst of orange-citrus. It grips on the close, and holds gras derived from the age of the vines. This is expressive. “It has nice subtleties,” Florence Quiot. 12.5°. To 2021 March 2019


yellow robe; the nose gives a little fat, a light air of apricot, ginger. The palate is salted, has a dried fruits, lightly nutty flavour, ends cleanly. Tidy, unforced wine, both for aperitif and light dishes. 13°. To 2018  Feb 2016 

2011 ()

medium depth yellow; varnish-wax, light acetate, glazed brown sugar note on the nose, which is wide, grounded, rather dour. The palate is wide, and led by flan flavouring, lifted by a lime, tangerine note along the second half. It ends on almond and hazelnut, sound filling. Good with fish in sauce, cheeses, is a solid style Côtes blanc. Sturdy wine with oak in it, can be decanted. 13.5°. To 2016 or so.  Oct 2012