Adrien Berlioz ‘Cuvée Raipoumpou’ 2018


Vinification: Hand-harvested Roussanne (known locally as Bergeron) grapes from the steep southwest-facing vineyard ‘Les Chateaux’ in Chignin. Organically farmed, densely planted young vines on silty limestone soils. Carefully sorted whole clusters, delicately pressed and fermented in tank without additions. Natural malolactic fermentation, 6-8 months aging in old barrels, minimal sulphur use.

Character: Amazingly lifted and linear expression of Rousanne, like a bowlful of apricots & cream carried by a cold mountain stream. Beautiful balance of fat, freshness, and chewy minerality. Delicious now but built for the long haul.

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