Domaine Lombard, Côtes-du-Rhône Brézème, France 2014
A blend of 80% Marsanne, 12% Viognier and 8% Roussanne. Barrel fermented with regular battonage, subtle nose but more expression on palate. White pear, citrus fruit and savoury, leesy complexity complemented by firm acidity and good length. The whole domaine is converting to organic status.
Taster: Christelle Guibert
£18.95 Yapp Brothers.
$26.99 (2012) Liner & Elsen*