The Roussanne is sourced from vineyards in Chavanay and in St. Michel sur Rhone, essentially granite-infused soils. The fermentations (alcoholic and malolactic) are done in stainless steel; then, the wine is racked into a mix of barrels and stainless steel cuves for a six-month elevage before bottling.
JOSH RAYNOLDS - VINOUS
(Marsanne (100%): Bright gold. An intensely perfumed bouquet displays tangerine, melon, quince and honey. Juicy citrus fruit and floral flavors are firmed by chalky minerals and pick up an anise quality with air. Finishes smooth and pliant, with excellent clarity and cling. (Mar12)