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60% Grenache blanc, Roussanne, 40% Clairette from sandy, lime soils, pre-fermentation cooling, oak cask fermented, vat raised on full lees 6 months, malo blocked

2013 ()

very pale robe. Has a rounded, lime and pear drop aroma that is open and also zesty, shows mandarin/citrus touches, a near grapefruit quality. Day 2: there is an over air of candy, bonbon. The palate has a fresh, zingy top note with a more plump, compote of fruits inner, notes of stewed pear, light banana. This has plenty of verve, and carbonic gas driving it along. The ending is very clear-cut, with spearmint there. A slight glow on the aftertaste denotes its southern origins. It is a bit technical. Solo drinking OK. 13°. To late 2016  Nov 2014

2012 ()

pale, shiny yellow robe; vanilla with a nice bulge of white peach in the aroma, a nose that travels high and wide, has a curvy, well-judged ripeness and a licorice-aniseed uplift. This is all very agreeable, from nose to the end of the palate: marks for good grip, an even offer of white fruit, vanilla and nectarine flavouring. It is ensemble, enjoyable, w.o.w. wine that can serve for the aperitif or hors d’oeuvres. It provides one’s palate with lift, and encourages the appetite. 13°. To 2016  Oct 2013