"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
Harvest: 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.
Ageing: 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: 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
Appearance: intense golden yellow, with hints of green and gold.
Nose: very intense, hot shingles, toffee, very ripe, fruity lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn.
Palate: well-rounded start, full bodied, very complex with overtones of ripe fruits, spices and roasting. Very long in the mouth, with a fresh final note. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.