- Rhone Valley
- [France - Rhone Valley]
This reserve is the result of extraordinary climatic conditions notably, in the month of September.
In 1992, violent storms and flooding hit the region (and especially Vaison la Romaine). The following days were radiant and accompanied by Mistral; we were able to continue the harvesting of the relics of the rotted crop… but it was noble rot!
Following our first involuntary try in 1992 we wanted to reproduce this wine; we had to wait until 1995 to isolate the parcels of vines (completely different from 1992) able to produce this noble rot.
Unfortunately the ‘noble’ phenomena does not happen each year, despite the late harvesting (15th Oct).
The resultant wine is un-classable, with aromas of fig, honey, citrus fruits, fruit brandy, and plum. It is of a surprising potency
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