Northern Rhone Valley is the localisation which succeeded best in 2013. Some cuvées offer a remarkable concentration, especially in the grands terroirs, where the old vine was able to fully play its role of regulation. These cuvées have the dimension of a great vintage… the yields, very low, are one of the major keys to this success.Terroir
Pierrelles, Beaumes, Murets, Maison Blanche.Ageing
In new and one year old barrels. Tronçais et Allier.
Decant 2 hours before tasting.
13,5%Mise en bouteille
Without fining and light filtration.Cépages
Marsanne : 80 % Roussanne : 20 %
Pale gold. Gummy, exciting, nervy nose. Some honey and unctuous honeysuckle with a floral top note. This is stunning wine by any measure. Edge of beeswax. Much lighter than some but beautifully poised. A hint of lemon oil. Very long and this tastes as though it may never close down. Beautiful caressing finish. Persistence that creeps up on you… Hugely promising.
Jancis Robinson , 18,5/20 , 2014-10-06
Réussite magistrale du complexe millésime 2013.
Guide Bettane et Desseauve des vins de France 2016 , 17/20 , 2015-08-20
Gorgeous, with a creamy feel to the yellow apple, pear, heather and beeswax notes, offset by lilting honeysuckle, jasmine and chamomile details. The long finish lets salted butter and bitter almond elements fill in.
Wine Spectator , 96/100 , 2016-03-08
Pale gold. Expressive, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruits on the highly perfumed nose, complicated by a suave jasmine nuance. Shows excellent depth as well as energy to the sappy, mineral-accented tangerine and yellow plum ﬂavors. The ﬂoral element comes back strong on the zesty, sharply focused ﬁnish, which features a touch of iodine.
Vinous , 92/100 , 2016-02-01
Top Other Northern Rhône
Wine Spectator , 96/100 , 2016-11-01