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80% Roussanne (mid-2000s), 20% Marsanne (mid-2000s) from granite soils on La Côte & sandy soils on Voturerie, maceration pelliculaire in the press, 4-5 year 228-litre & 400-litre oak cask fermented, wild yeasts, raised 11-12 months, malo completed, filtered, "drink with veal chop in a cream sauce, chicken curry", 1,800-5,000 b


full yellow, a little green tint. The nose is stylish, welcoming, has good lift -  greengage and peach feature with commendable clarity. The palate swoops in on nectarine, musky and near melon flavours with a little freshness towards the finish, perhaps prompted by carbonic gas.  There is certainly a Roussanne presence here in driving the wine towards fine-ness of style (tasted blind: it is 80% Rouss, 20% Mars). The finish produces a flavour of guava jelly, is rounded. It is a likeable, discreetly full, with a little complexity. 13.5°. 2,000 b. 2020-21 Oct 2016

2014 ()

full yellow robe. The bouquet is full but also elegant, parades an attractive white fruit, peach, banana aroma. The palate bears an easy, open richness, the texture smooth until a little nutty crunch on the finish. The fruit is rather cool, which helps the wine’s definition. The length is sound. 13°5. 1,800 b. €18.50 export. 2020-21  Oct 2015 

2013 ()

shiny, pretty full yellow colour. This has a sound nose – it mixes dried fruits, oak, hazelnut, the foremost influence the nuts. The palate commences on a note of guava aligned with quince, so there is cut present. It is a little on the stretch, the finish pebbly. It doesn’t hit the richness mark of the leading wines, is subdued. 13°. To 2019.  Jan 2015