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100% Marsanne from granite soils at 350+ metres on Les Payrolles, hand harvested, whole bunch pressing, 600-litre oak cask fermented with wild yeasts, raised 12 months, regular lees stirring, malo completed, “drink with steamed Saint-Pierre with a cucumber mousseline, aniseed butter”


(cask) shiny, inviting yellow robe; the nose has a note of wax, varnish, grilling present. There is a backdrop of dried fruits, a hint of banana. The palate runs with carbonic gas on the attack, is streamlined, pretty direct. It doesn’t quite convince as much as most this year, is rather in the cellar. I would leave it until late-2020, to see what happens. I wonder if this is from young vines.. [tasted blind] 2027-28 Nov 2019