La Soufrandière, "La Combe Desroches", Saint Veran, France
Located at the foot of the Roche de Vergisson, on the north-facing hillside of a stunning valley, its soils of marl and clay are ideal for Chardonnay. The grapes achieve lovely ripeness despite this cooler terroir. A terroir for the future.
Slow and gentle pressing in whole bunches, fermentation with indigenous yeasts. 100% malolactic, not glued
On lees at 80% in stainless steel vats and 20% in 228l barrels for 11 months
Marly clay-limestone soil. North exposure, 250m above sea level
“Fresh and juicy, this has a charming nose of white flowers and orchard fruit, and the palate has crisp apple flavours and crunchy acidity.”