A very open nose of white fruit (pear, apple) and floral aromas.
On the palate, the wine is fresh and luscious in the attack, offering beautiful balance. One can pick out crystallised orange and apricot jam notes, accompanied by subtle smoky touches.
The winter was one of the coldest and driest in the past twenty years. In April, the vines began to bud in wonderful summer sunshine, followed by heavy rainfall in May and June that oversaw a remarkable flowering period. Next, a dry and sunny summer supplemented by cold nights for the time of year helped the grapes to ripen well. These persistent dry conditions ensured that the grapes were in perfect health and fully ripe.
from September 30th to October 31st 2010
In temperature-controlled vats
12 to 18 months in oak barrels, (1/3 new oak)
Chicken roasted, asian food, blue cheeses, desserts