A blend of 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne, rising on shell limestone terraces. Its fermentation takes place in concrete tanks and matures in equal parts in concrete and French oak barrels. It was bottled in the summer of 2022.
A bright golden yellow bursts with shimmers of silver.
The nose of the 2021 Crozes Hermitage "Aux Bêtises" of the Northern Rhône Valley, skilfully bottled by David Reynaud, fills the nose with the striking profile of a full-bodied white wine from France's south. Fruit notes of ripe pears, candied lemon, mango and full-flavoured pineapple are skilfully woven into vanilla, butter, brittle, cardamom and aniseed. Its aromas are intense and compelling, marked by visible oak barrel. The bouquet reveals itself to be complex, filling the decanter with youthful enthusiasm after a careful pour over.
In the mouth, juiciness unfolds with a lot of creaminess and striking spiciness. Its concise minerality and fresh acidity provide complexity and lend themselves to the palate. Exotic fruitiness seduces you to indulge. A white wine monolith that carries an unexpectedly low price tag. This wine demands the accompaniment of creative, spicy and substantial dishes.
Decanting is recommended before consumption and should be served from generous glasses and not too cold.
Alternative food recommendations
- Bacon and truffle omelette
- Lobster stew with saffron, fennel vegetables and star anise infused tomatoes
- Chicken in curry marinade with grilled pineapple and Asian kohlrabi-coconut salad
Domaine Les Bruyeres, 12 chemin du stade, 26600 Beaumont-Monteux / France, organic certificate: FR-BIO-01