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100% Marsanne from stony granite soils, wild yeasts, oak cask fermented, raised on fine lees 9 months

2013 ()

shiny yellow. Has a peach, varnish aroma that is straight, not yielding, for now. The nose has the potential to come along further and vary. The  palate offers a flavour of white fruits jam, peach again, a note of white strawberry. This holds shapely richness – it is a true 2013 in that respect. It closes on a touch of chewiness – a tangy but ripe Marsanne grip there. It gradually builds along the palate, is a wine for la table. Decant it. 2024-26  Jan 2015

2012 ()

quite a bright yellow. Has a rounded air of mandarin, light drifts of honey, with dried apricot, varnish, pear eau de vie. The palate has a top and toe of cut, tang, with mid-palate gras richness, a squeezy ball of stewed white fruits plus flan, banana notes. It isn’t quite ensemble yet, also shows late glow. It has matter, gras, a rather thick style, will move slowly and steadily along. Has some red wine attributes, depth, is suited for paté en croute, for instance. Decant it. 13°. 2021-23 USA: MS Walker Jeff Allen 629 5th Avenue suite 216 Pelham NY 10803 (NY & MA) jallen@mswalker.com Nov 2013