FIGARO 2019 - Released October 5, 2020
Roussanne (44%), Marsanne (30%) and Viognier (26%)
Orange blossom, apricot and almond notes on the nose. Wild honey and citrus are layered brightly in this Rhone-style white. Blossoms return and linger with ginger and fresh cantaloupe showcasing the rich presence of Marsanne on the palate. Elegantly textured, lightly toasted almonds pique your interest on the finish hinting at some years ahead.
Playing off the citrus and nutty notes, prawns in coconut curry or more traditional roasted fowl may suit.
Fruit was hand-picked and gently pressed in small batches. Marsanne and Roussanne were 100% barrel fermented and aged surlie, in a combination of neutral and second fill French oak barriques and puncheons. Viognier was stainless steel fermented.