"First vintage produced in 2001. With this blend of different plots, our aim is to express as accurately as possible the character of the Marsanne grape variety."
Organic and biodynamic methods are used for the entire domain.
The vines, on average thirty years old, are planted on colluvium mixed with coarse sand comprised of granite and clay-limestone.
Healthy and easy sanitary season for the vineyard. Not the same for the winemakers and vine growers that went through the sanitary measures of covid with a lot of availability…Furthermore, the main word of 2020 vintage was “early”: budburst, flowering, ripening and harvest… started on August 20th for the first Marsannes of Saint-Péray, and finished on September 15 on the atop plots of Cornas.Well-balanced juices in Saint-Péray, without too much alcohol, after very dynamic fermentations of our natural yeasts. In Cornas, a well-balances vintage too, fruity but with ripe tannins, spicy sometimes and full-bodied, full of promises…
OUR VINE GROWING AND WINEMAKING
• Organic certification for the vines and wine in the 2009 vintage and biodynamic methods used.
• Marsanne vines trained and pruned in the Gobelet style and supported by stakes.
• Hand-picked harvests.
• Winemaking at low temperature in concrete vats.
• Malo-lactic fermentation.
• Maturation on fine lees in concrete vats for approximately 8 months.
• Bottling in springtime after the harvest.
• Amount of sulphite reduced: 55 mg/l total SO2 (150 mg/litre authorised in organic winemaking).
• Production: 8.280 bottles.
• Ageing potential: 5 years.
The dish :
deliciously soft Diois trout, served with a vegetable puree cooked with Indian spices, crunchy earth with dried ink.
The chef :
Baptiste Poinot, at the “Flaveurs” restaurant in Valence, Drôme.
2020 Vintage: " Fresh, floral and easy-going. Well-balanced with a subtle mineral glint and tension, then a gentle, tapered finish.”
Matt Walls, Decanter (01/10/2021): 92/100