In 1994, Michel Tardieu began selecting and maturing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs, following the precepts of his friend Dominique Laurent. While Laurent is known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Tardieu has, due to the innate power of Rhone Valley wines, sought to favor elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections. In addition, the luxurious maturation in high quality barrels is a perfect match for the wines of this region.
Promoted two stars in the 2020 guide Revue du Vin de France.
50% marsanne (with 100 years old vines!) and 50% roussanne. On a background of honeyed and toasted notes, intense aromas of white flowers and quince, the freshness is well present and, in the mouth, the vivacity balances the roundness.
Terroirs : La Côte, La Beylesse
Varieties (age of vines) : 50% marsanne (50 to 100 years), 50% roussanne (more than 40 years)
Alcohol content : 14°
Ageing : 12 months in new and one old barrels
Bottling : no fining and very light filtration