Hand picked grapes are collected in baskets prior to sorting, pneumatic pressing and clarification of the must, fermentation partially in oak barrels and partially in steel tanks.
The color is pale yellow, with peaches and honey on the nose. The palate is rounded and rich, full bodied with a balanced freshness and floral notes.
"This refreshing, mineral-laced, delicious white is lighter than the 2009 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet Blanc, which continues to "rock and Rhone." Made from the same blend, this 13,000 bottle cuvee offers up notes of lychee nuts, orange marmalade, honeysuckle, lavender, quince and crushed rocks. Stunningly rich and full-bodied, it is a more viscous style of wine than the 2010. The 2010 will have greater longevity, but the 2009 is sumptuous at present. Best drunk in its first 4-5 years of life.
The Wine Advocate