"100% Marsanne. Biodynamic. Harvested 28 August. Apricot and peach – far fruitier and more luscious than the Chante Alouette, and more immediately charming because of that. Lovely saline finish with a flinty bitterness perking up the palate. Long, rich, layered, generous. Mealy, cereal character on the finish."
Jancis Robinson - 17.5 / 20
Grapes : Hand harvesting at maturity.
Soil : The grapes producing “De l’Orée” come from “Les Murets” plot. This soil is made up with very old fluvioglacial alluvial deposits.
Vinification : After pressing, the must is cold-settling for around 24 hours. About 50% is vinified in big wooden barrels (600 liters) with regular stirrings of the lees, the rest is in vats.
Aging : Maturing on lees with regular stirrings for 6 months. Before bottling, the ageing in casks is checked by frequent tastings. The maturing lasts between 10 and 12 months.
Grape variety: 100% Marsanne. The old vines (60 to 70 years old) guarantee low yields and a quality production.
Jancis Robinson - 17,5 / 20
James Suckling - 95/100
Color : intense golden yellow, with golden and green reflections.
Nose : very intense, hot gravel, caramel, very ripe and fruity lemon, with floral notes of acacia, hawthorn.
Mouth : plump, full-bodied, very complex attack with notes of ripe fruit, spices and toast. Very nice and fresh finish. Depending on the harvest, the wine can be stored for 30 to 60 years or up to 50 to 75 years.
Region: Ermitage - Vallée du Rhône
Foie gras, crayfish, lobster, fish, poultry in sauces, white meats, goat's cheese, ,blue cheese, spicy dishes and curry.