This vineyard was originally established in the areas surrounding Tournon: Mauves, Saint-Jean de Muzols et Lemps. “Mauve wines” were highly regarded in the last century even as far afield as Russia, on the Tsars’ dining table. Two sites had already gained notoriety at that time: Saint-Joseph hill-side, a parcel of land owned today by Maison M. Chapoutier, as well as that of Saint-Epine.
APPEARANCE: Golden Yellow
NOSE: Slightly mineral with floral touches of honeysuckle and lily
PALATE: Well balanced. A very harmonious wine with subtle spices developing into honey with ageing
VARIETAL: 100% Marsanne (Selection of our oldest Marsanne vines on our best Saint-Joseph soils)
TERROIR: Very steep granite slopes in the south of Tournon.
VINIFICATION: Pressing of the whole grapes. Cold settling between 24 and 48 hours. Half of the wine is fermented in vats, the other part in big wooden barrels (600 liters).
Aging: Ageing takes place on lees from 8 to 10 months, with stirrings. The two parts are blending before bottling.According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30-60 years, indeed from 50-75 years.
Gastronomy: Fresh water fish and soft goat’s cheese.