Age of Vines: 10 to 100 Years
Yields: 25 hl/ha 4,000 bottles annually
Pruning Method: Cordon de Royat
Varieties: 70% Viognier, 30%Roussanne—10 year-old non-cloned vines
Vinification Method: Grapes are hand-harvested and undergo a very long maceration at a low temperature—without destemming the fruit. The wine is fermented in wooden tanks and aged on fine lees in second-hand oak casks for eight months. The wine is bottled without filtration. The wine has a total SO2 of only 25mg/L.
Tasting Note: Golden straw in the glass with lovely scents of white flowers, tropical fruit, wet stones and notes of oak. The palate is supple with loads of pear and fig flavors that are backed by elegant mineral notes. Moderate acidity, apple preserves and a warm note of oak lingers on the finish.
Pairing: Seared sea scallops, lobster, stewed fish dishes, creamy chicken, pasta dishes, roasted vegetables and hearty garden salads.
-Jenny & Francois