*granite & limestone soil
*vinification in oak (1/3 new)
*15 months on lees
*Rhone (right bank)
*Albéric Mazoyer advises Alain Voge and pushed for biodynamic farming.
Tasting note: Pale gold in color; on the nose a hint of oak, a slight, enjoyable oxidative note reminiscent of barrel aging, ripe fruits like pineapple and a definite cake aroma that hints at lees aging. The taste was great- lovely balance, rich body & mouthfeel, tasty acidity that wasn't over-the-top or phony tasting, and great fruits/cake/earth tastes.
A classic Rhone marsanne, but it somehow rises above its typicity to entice!