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The Wines

80% Viognier (late 1990s), 20% Grenache blanc (late 1990s) from clay-limestone soils, cool decantation, 2-3 week fermentation at 15-16°C, raised part vat, part new 600-litre oak casks 4 months, malo blocked, fined, filtered, “drink as aperitif, or with leek tart, fish terrine”, 5,000 b

2016 ()

pale yellow. The bouquet is rounded, offers some sultry appeal, an air of peach jam, a note of ginger. This is easy and enjoyable, holds pure and precise fruit, with attractive freshness, acidity at the end. There is neat gras here, a little floral touch. It’s charming, w.o.w. wine that drinks nicely now. 13°. To 2019 March 2017

2015

shiny yellow robe. Toasted oak and apricot combine on the nose, with some drifts of aniseed, Mirabelle plum, greengage. The palate is well set, firm, and on its oak towards the finish. The flavour has cooked lemon and apricot influences. The oak could be a little quieter. A structured white Côtes for the table: sauced dishes, soft cheeses. 13°. 5,000 b. To 2019  June 2016 

2014

shiny yellow; nicely varied bouquet with spice, apricot, wild strawberry present, is fresh and attractive. This drinks well, aided by a smooth texture and enough gras to roll all through it. The finish reflects flan, a light note of banana. Just a little confected. 13°. 80% Vio, 20% Gren bl. 5,000 b. To 2017.  Apr 2015