BLEND: 95% Grenache Blanc, 5% Ugni Blanc
VINEYARDS: Estate vineyards are located on the “rive droite” of Rhône
river, due west of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, near the village of Saint-Laurent des
Arbres, north of Lirac. A selection from four parcels with soils that are mostly
sandy, with white clay.
AGE OF VINES: 30-40 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested in the early morning hours, to keep grapes
cool. Destemmed and pressed; held for 24 hours in chilled tanks to settle
naturally. Fermented on indigenous yeasts, 87% in stainless steel tank, 9%
in new French oak barrels and 4% in older barrels. Bottled unfined and
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of white fruits, lemon rind, ripe apricot,
light herbal notes. Round, fresh, fruity.