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60% Grenache blanc (Garrigues, south of village, limestone soils), 20% Roussanne (Garrigues, south of village, limestone soils), 10% Marsanne (Coteaux, clay soils), 10% Bourboulenc (Coteaux, clay soils), vines 1990-1995, early morning harvesting, 6+ hour skin maceration pre-fermentation, varieties fermented apart, pressing, 24 hour decantation at 5°C, 3-4 week vinification at 14°-17°C, cultured yeasts, vat raised 6 months, malo blocked, filtered, 3,300-4,000 b


pale yellow colour; the nose rests on aniseed, cooked lemon, has a neat pinpoint of aroma, a little tang about it. The palate gives an immediate run out of white peach, stone fruits, pear in the mix, is gentle and in the here and now, a trifle quiet on the lightly spiced finish. Drink this in the next two years, to 2020. 14°. 4,000 b. 60% Gren bl, 20% Rouss, 10% Bourb, 10% Marsanne. Mar 2019


pale yellow. Bright, peach-fruited aroma, full of beans. There are lemon and lemon curd, cooked lemon associations, with aniseed. The palate sequels closely via zippy clothed stone fruits, with a softness and honeyed element at their heart. There is a light carbonic gas presence. This drinks easily and openly, is on the go now, if a touch simple. 13.5°. 23,300 b. To 2019  May 2016