WHITE 2014


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Estate : Emmanuel Darnaud
21 Rue du stade
26600 La Roche de Glun (Drôme - Vallée du Rhône Nord - France)
Appellation : Crozes-Hermitage
Colour : White
Vintage : 2014
Grape variety : 100 % Marsanne
ABV : 13°
Terrain : Glacial alluvia composed of rounded stones (Pont-de-l'Isère area) or loess soil on granitic sand (Crozes-Hermitage area)
Age of vines : Less than 25 years for the Pont-de-l'Isère vineyards and over 50 years for Crozes-Hermitage
Cultivation : Worked soils, manual picking
Winemaking / maturing : Gentle juice extraction (pneumatic press), fermentation then maturing in wooden "barriques”, duration 12 months
Tasting: Colour : Pale robe with glints of green

Nose : Open and bright. Aromas of green apple, flowers, fresh almond

Palate : Rounded and fleshy. With its openness and fruitiness, the palate offers a good balance of creamy and smooth. The finish is ample and long

Goes with : This wine’s fleshiness comes out wonderfully alongside merry, spontaneous cuisine : Creamy gratin of Picodon cheese with leek whites ; Poultry wings marinated in soya & ginger and seared in the wok ; Pâté of sautéed pigs’ trotters with crispy salad
Laying down : 1-5 years

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