Full-bodied and a step up in concentration levels compared to the Estate. The 2014 L’Avion is a remarkable wine and offers the same levels of richness found with Château Beaucastel’s Roussanne Vieilles Vignes. Lots of minerality, fruit, acidity and a finish which lasts for well over five minutes. In short, this is an extraordinary wine, perfectly proportioned which will offer you a rare glimpse of something very, very special.
91-93 Points - Jeb Dunnock (erobertparker.om)
Tasted as a barrel sample, the 2014 L’Avion (100% Roussanne) is a toasty, rich, buttery white that has terrific richness and texture, yet stays graceful and lively on the palate and is a joy to drink. It should be another terrific example of this cuvee from the Stolpman team.
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Zalto Denk-Art White Wine Glass
For elegant, classical fruit forward white wines, but also medium bodied red wines without overt barrique development.
Ideally for: All White Wines, Chardonnay / Viognier, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chablis, Muskateller, Frizzante, St. Laurent and Blaufrankisch.
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