Prix des Vinalies (Bronze): Vinalies Nationales 2018
South-easterly facing, twenty-year-old vines on predominantly clay-limestone soil.
70% Viognier, 30% Roussanne
13.5 % vol.
The grapes are harvested in the morning to conserve the freshness of the aroma. The grape harvest is totally destemmed and gently crushed and then pressed with a closed-cage mechanical press, to avoid oxidation of the juices. After clarification a part of the Viognier and the Roussanne (55% of the final blend) is casked directly into one-wine unused barrels, and aged on fine lees for 5 months. The remainder is aged in stainless steel vats. As the bottling begins the wines are filtered to ensure perfect clarity and brightness.
The robe is clear and golden.
The nose is of stoned fruit, with notes of apricot and delicate wood flavors
The palate is full and fleshy, lightly buttery and balanced, with a good long finish.
Food and Wine Pairing
Scallops, truffles and eggs, fish in sauce, (lemon sole, trout and buttered almonds)
2 to 3 years.
Europe 480 bottles
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