Saint-Péray Lieu-dit Payrolles "Pic & Chapoutier"
Pic and Chapoutier wines
Saint-Péray Lieu-dit Payrolles "Pic & Chapoutier"

Saint-Péray Lieu-dit Payrolles

White wine

Grape variety

Marsannne.

Soil

Grapes come from a granitic soil at high altitude on a small local area, Payrolles.

Harvesting

Grapes are hand-harvested.

Vinification

The whole bunches are pressed.
The fermentation is performed in casks under controlled temperature with natural yeasts.

Maturing

Then the wine is aged in demi-muids (600 l) barrels from 10 to 12 months.

Tasting

Color: dense golden yellow with green lights.

Nose: firstly, on the nose, the wine presents a great aromatic complexity with citrus aromas, white-fleshed fruit, pear and great floral notes (hawthorn).
We also notice some notes of reductions with great vegetal notes (polypod, anise…) giving elegance and freshness.

Palate: the palate is generous, ample and enhanced by a great mineral tension.
We notice a great aromatic persistency on the finale.

Anne-Sophie’s suggested pairing:

coastal John Dory cooked at low temperature, served with smooth cucumber purée and crunchy marinated cucumber, and whisked butter with anise seed