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This cuvée pays tribute to a terroir where, at the end of Summer, after the first raindrops, white pebbles take nice silver reflections : something that only nature can provide.
The vineyards are located at 130 meters up hill on a gently sloping south-east facing slope. The clay-limestone soil is composed of clay loam and fragments of limestone from the erosion of the slopes, alternating with marls and marly-limestones. The soil provides the vineyards with great water reserve, which is good for vines and grapes maturities in our Mediterranean climate.
The vineyard has been managed in organic farming since 2006 and biodynamic practices have been introduced for 5 years.
Roussanne : 40% Marsanne : 30% Vermentino : 20% Clairette : 10 %
Harvest by hand. Entirely destemmed. Pressing after a short low temperature skin maceration. Temperature control around 18°C during the winemaking process. Alcoholic fermentation and aging in tuns with lees (without stirring of the lees) during 12 to 14 months. Aging in concrete tanks for a few weeks before bottling. Aging in bottle for a minimum of 1 year before the sale.
Colour : Pale and bright.
Nose : Toasted and creamy aromas. Hints of ripe fruits and white flowers (linden tree).
Mouth : Aromas of candied fruits (quince), liquorice and sweet spices. a round and taut wine, with a great freshness and long-lasting aromas in mouth.
Aging potential : 3 to 5 years.
Serving temperature : 12-13°C
Pairing : Blanquette de veau, tenderloin with mustard, dish with white sauce or mushroom, goat cheese.