Dates of plantation: 1979
Aspect: South West
Altitude: 347 meters
Annual production: 8,760 bottles
Manual harvest – Selective picking on sorting table – Full bunches in the press – 12 hours settling of the big lees – Fermentation 1/3 in oak barrel and 2/3 in oak cask – Temperature control – Natural yeast.
12 months in oak barrel and oak cask – 10% new barrels – Malolactic fermentation completed – Fining before bottling.
Allen Meadows: “There is just enough post-bottling sulfur present to warrant decanting this if you’re going to try a bottle on release. Otherwise there is good ripeness and freshness to the pear and white peach aromas. The round, suave and nicely concentrated flavors possess an attractive mouth feel and good persistence if only average depth. This too should drink well early.”
“Saumon fumé à l’aneth”
(Smoked salmon with dill)
Ideally served at: 11° – 13°C – Ageing potential: 3 – 5 years
AWARDS AND PRESS MARKS
Allen Meadows: 86/now (Vintage 2011) – 87/2015+ (Vintage 2012) – 87/2016+ (Vintage 2013)
Concours des Vins de la Côte Chalonnaise 2013: Bronze medal (Vintage 2012)
2014: Super Jury selection (Vintage 2013)
Gault Millau 2017: 14/20 – “Fine and expressive, the wine plays in the register of minerality even if it is adorned with a nice fat.” (Vintage 2014)