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98-100% Marsanne (1930s-1940s from galet stone, clay sub soils on L’Arzalier in the village), 0-2% Roussanne, 4-year 600-litre & 3 year 228-litre oak cask fermented, raised 9-10 months, malo completed, filtered, 700-900 b

2015 ()

bright yellow robe. The nose lies low, has a closely-filled depth, with airs of peach, Mirabelle plum, lime, a delicate display. The palate works well thanks to its salty thread, with a little iron in its content, good spine. The flavour revolves around white peach and apricot, thickens just before the finish, which is clear. The aftertaste is grapey, a little musky and assertive. Decanting a help. There is almost a glow on the close. 13.5°. 900 b. 2022-23 Oct 2016

2014 ()

yellow colour, one or two green tints. The nose is young, still on its oak, has an apricot jam aroma, some greengage plum. The palate grips right away, has the wire of 2014 in it and a Marsanne grip. The white fruit from near the stone, such as peach, means that there is a bitter tang on the late stages, then a note of glow. The gras at its heart is very elegant, and the balance is there for a good evolution. From spring 2016; it is on the taut side for now. 13.5°. €27. 2020-21  Oct 2015 

2011

(cask) shiny, medium depth yellow. Butter, custard or flan first air, with vanilla and white raisin: this is designed for la table, sauced fish, for instance, rather pronounced flavours, sea bass, daurade, and could handle Asiatic cuisine, risottos pf mushroom, saffron, has a note of citrus. The bouquet will emerge into elegance and poise. The palate spreads broadly – this has a rich heart, good core matter, and thickens as it goes, is a fleshy Saint-Péray. It ends on orange, brioche baked bread flavours. Decant when it arrives at your table – it needs coaxing out. There are nuances and a little mystery in it. From spring 2014. 2020-21  Nov 2012