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The Mediterranean climate enjoyed on the North Coast, combined with careful selection of the right rootstocks (101-14, 5C, S04 for the Roussanne) and the aromatic Roussanne Clone 1 that does well in the loamy soils of the region brings fruits to showcase an exceptional Rhone blend. The vines are relatively young, ranging from five to ten years. In this vintage, flavors are concentrated because of a light harvest and they followed their usual style, fermenting in both stainless and barrel, not using malolactic fermentation and leaving the wine in neutral oak for a scan three months to gain complexity. Hints of honey from the Marsanne marry with the acidity from the Roussanne, which offers typical aromas of fresh Granny Smith apples and Bartlett Pears. Viognier adds ripe harvest peaches. The wine is crisp and fresh, a perfect quaffer that will coat the palate with peach and honey. Rhone Rangers take note, this wine’s for you.
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