Its extreme concentration will allow this wine to fly over decades, as young as ever... Great success of a majestic terroir.
The vintage

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.

Serving

14°C
Decant 2 hours before tasting.

Alcohol content

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.

James Molesworth
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.

Josh Raynolds
Vinous , 92/100 , 2016-02-01

Top Other Northern Rhône

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator , 96/100 , 2016-11-01