Grapes: Marsanne 50%, Roussanne 50%.
About: Just 300 litres produced from 1000m2 of vineyard, made in stainless steel. And Thierry is very generous with his thirsty friends so not even that gets put into bottle. It’s a pity because it’s a spectacular wine, very refined and gentle, from very young vines.
Location: It comes from near the village of Servas, in the northern part of the Crozes Appellation.
Size ha: 0.1.
Age: vines planted in 2013.
Soils: decomposed granite.
Training: classically in gobelet on echalas.
Farming: very carefully farmed organically.
Average yield hl/ha: 35.
The harvest is picked by hand into small crates and carefully sorted upon entry to the cellar, where it’s put in a cold room until Thierry has the time to process it, depending on the demands of the ripening fruit in the field. Whole bunches are then very slowly pressed to settle in stainless steel for 24h then racked back to stainless steel tank, to ferment very slowly by natural yeasts for a couple of months. It’s racked and a light dose of sulfites added and returned to age a further year before being bottled with a touch of sulfites for stability.
Vintage Notes 2017
Yield hl/ha: 30.
Harvested: September 1.
Bottles produced: 300.
Date bottled: 2018-09.
Alcohol %: 13.8.
SO2 Total: .
Tasting: lovely aromas of lavender, rosemary, honey and peach fruit. The palate is quite fat yet refreshing and energetic with a touch of white pepper spice on the finish.