Like fresh quince, pear and ripe pineapple suspended in the purest dust. Fruity but rich with a distinctly mineral element.
Variety: Marsanne, Viognier
Location: Rhône, France
Like fresh quince, pear and ripe pineapple suspended in the purest dust. Fruited but rich.
Elevage for 10 months in egg and barrique.
Grown in schist, micaschist, clay soils. Pierre-Andre and Anne Deplaude were farmers before they were vignerons. When they started to farm in the out-of-the-way Coteaux-Du-Gier somewhere between Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand, wine wasn’t a priority. Instead it was grains, fruits and dairy cows as well as a tiny production of wines. This kept going until the early 2000s when a drop in milk prices forced them to rethink a few things, and they decided to take some of their most interesting land and convert it to vineyards. What didn’t change was the commitment to be farmers first, to work the land honestly and responsibly and have the product reflect that.