Showing balanced depth and complexity, light straw to golden color. White peach and lime citrus aromas. A clean wine with lean acidity refreshes the palate. Stone minerals and luscious melon equally contend for attention in this mouth filling, delicious wine. Showing very well now and will continue to gain complexity for
1 - 3 years.
Fruit was rigorously hand sorted and gently whole cluster pressed. The juice was settled off heavy lees and put to barrel for fermentation. Temperatures were in the 65-72 degree range followed by stirring of light lees for 4 months in barrel. Mostly native yeast and malo-lactic (ML) fermentations with only a few lots fermented using cultured burgundy isolates.
Just cracked open the second to last bottle of this...what I can only describe as Nectar of the Gods. Bought it whilst visiting my old college roommate on the Cote'd Azur--just up the block from where Raoul vacations in the summer.
Oldest daughtpne coming home from Boston for the weekend and making her some homemade pesto and about 10 quarts of chicken soup to bring back.
Good to have her home, if but just for a few days.