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60% Marsanne (1982-84), 10% Viognier (1986), 10% Roussanne, 20% Bourboulenc, Grenache blanc, Clairette blanche (all 2013) from galet stone, clay with some limestone soils on Coste Chaude at 295-395 metres, steel vat fermented at 19°C, concrete vat raised 6 months on fine lees, lees stirred, malo blocked, 2 bottlings in Feb & April, organic, biodynamic wine, 20,000 b


pale yellow colour; the bouquet is nicely suave, with a steady aroma of white fruits, pear and apple foremost, all nicely together. There’s a hint of aniseed. The palate drinks really well, has a honeyed note, tasty peach fruit flavours, with a little softening on the orderly, clear finish. This is well made, w.o.w. Visan blanc, shows its freshness well, and has style to boot. Its purity, which involves good fruit definition and saltiness, is excellent. It gives a very good aperitif, as well as having enough depth for hors d’oeuvres. 13°. 2022 July 2020

2012 ()

pale robe, legs. Pear, cooked apple aroma – this shows the fat of the Viognier, along with a bonny touch of fennel and notes of brown sugar. The palate runs on cooked white fruits such as apricot and fruit tart, has a nice spring in its step as it goes. It holds good acidity, runs completely, and mixes natural, unforced freshness with discreet local gras richness. There is an infused tea, verbena style on the aftertaste. A good example of 2012. 80% Mars, 20% Vio. 13°. €6.50. 2018-19  June 2013


pale, vanilla hue; has a stylish, comfortable aroma – it is a mix of baked pear and spice, has a good depth and is pretty. The palate also holds pretty fruit, is nicely round and harmonious. There is pear in the flavour, some richness at its heart. It rolls along gently, but is just a bit burnt on the finish. Given this finish, this will be best drunk with food – a salade niçoise, tapenade, or straight olives, for instance. To 2011. June 2008