Textured wine, the crisp white fruits are tight against acidity and spice. It fills the mouth, broadening into a wine that becomes creamy, with wood and green plum skins giving structure. This is another example of how a lesser appellation can shine at the hands of a master vigneron.
There is great purity of fruit here. The wine that shows the freshest of strawberries, and is given a jelly flavor by their sweetness. The tannins are a core of dryness and blend satisfyingly with the acidity and fruits. For such a humble appellation, this is an impressive wine.
Benefiting from the ripe 2009 vintage, the wine shows more ripe fruit than is usual from the Hautes-Côtes. It has rich strawberry flavor along with acidity. The soft tannins add a light sense of structure.