Marsanne and Roussanne
Luscious, deliciously fruity and flattering. An agreeable nose of stone fruits and acacia honey notes. Fleshy and fruity on the palate. Nicely pitched between fresh and rounded. Fresh finish.
Lyseras, Saint Joseph White, 2019, Yves Cuilleron
Origin: south/southeast-facing vines on the hillsides in the commune of Chavanay. Lyseras is not a district but the cuvée
Soil: sandy, granitic.
Grape Variety : marsanne and roussanne.
Viticulture : high-density planting (8,000-10,000 vines per hectare). No insecticides or pesticides, few treatments (depending on weather), small amount of organic-only fertiliser, with respect of soil and vine balance. Vigour and yield control, leaf-thinning and green harvesting to promote grape maturation.
Vinification: the grapes are hand-picked; then sorted and pressed in the cellar. Alcoholic and malolactic fermented in barriques with native yeasts.
Maturing: 9 months in barriques, on the lees, no racking, regular stirring.
Aging: drink “on the fruit” up to 3-4 years.
Pairing : serve at 12-14°C, fish (e.g. cod en papillote with cherry tomatoes and fresh verbena).