Lieu-dit Payrolles 2018
Rhône Valley - Saint-Péray
Appearance: Dense golden yellow with green lights.
Nose: Firstly, on the nose, the wine presents a great aromatic complexity with citrus aromas, white-fleshed fruit, pear and great floral notes (hawthorn). We also notice some notes of reductions with great vegetal notes (polypod, anise…) giving elegance and freshness.
Palate: The palate is generous, ample and enhanced by a great mineral tension. We notice a great aromatic persistency on the finale.
Sommelier's advice: Anne-Sophie Pic suggests to serve a turbot steamed over grated black truffle with asparagus and peppermint with this Saint-Péray “Sélection Parcellaire”.
Grape variety/varieties: Marsanne
Harvest: Grapes are hand-harvested.
Soil: Grapes come from a granitic soil at high altitude on a small local area, Payrolle
Vinification: The whole bunches are pressed. The fermentation is performed in casks under controlled temperature with natural yeasts.
Ageing: Then the wine is aged in ½ muids (600 l) barrels from 10 to 12 months.
Alcohol content: 13.5