Really good; light but totally serious. Tasted early November 2017.
This wine is a coppery-colored blanc-de-noir from deeply colored, aromatic Cinsault grapes. The fruit from this 140 year-old vineyard ripened relatively quickly in this warm, dry year, and with a very balance and fruitful crop. The wine is intense and delicate at once; aromatic, perfumed, feminine. We inhibited malolactic fermentation to some degree, and preserved the beautiful acidity of this extraordinarily well-drained vineyard. The wine is a beautiful Blanc de Noir again-- much more a white wine this year, than a rosé, just as it was in 2012. The vineyard rewards us and we get better at working with it.