An off-dry Viognier that bursts with ripe orchard fruits and the merry dance between piquant acids and residual sugars. Extended time on the lees lends a saline undertone. This is a wine that comes into its own when served with food - it has the power to stand up to a variety of dishes, be it sweet whipped cod roe, silky Pâté de foie or even the fiery heat of Southeast Asian cuisine. Bracing, uncompromising Ardéchois blanc.
The vines are 30 years old and planted over limestone and clay. Grapes are direct-pressed in whole bunches into steel where they slowly ferment in contact with the lees for 18 months before being bottled with no additions. Tasting back deep into the Oustric cellar has proven that, whilst drinking well now, this wine has decades ahead of it.