Alain Voge Rhône Rive Droite

Saint-Peray

Controlled appellation

Harmonie

"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."

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Organic and biodynamic methods are used for the entire domain.

TERROIR

The vines, on average thirty years old, are planted on colluvium mixed with coarse sand comprised of granite and clay-limestone.

2017 VINTAGE

Once again an early vintage (harvests began in the last week of the month of August). 2017 was a vintage that went without a hitch concerning vine health treatments. However, the lack of water throughout the year as a whole, a brief spell of heatwave during the flowering period and a drought that occurred out of sync at the end of the season deprived us of 40% of harvest quantities we usually expect, for whites as well as for reds. This was an unpleasant surprise, despite the very fine quality of the grape juices…

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 10 months.
• Bottling in springtime after the harvest.
• Amount of sulphite reduced: 53 mg/l total SO2 (150 mg/litre authorised in organic winemaking).
• Production: 5.000 bottles.
• Ageing potential: 3 years.

THE ATMOSPHERE…

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.

… COMMENTS

2016 Vintage : “Flowers, citrus oil and hints of tangerine emerge from the 2016 Saint-Péray Harmonie (100% Marsanne), which is fresh, lively, concentrated and elegant. Like the Saint-Péray Ongrie release, it needs time.”

Jeb Dunnuck (24/01/2018): 90/100
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