Steve brougt this as a mystery wine last night:
- Clos Bellane LesEchalas Ad’OP: CdR Villages Valreas (100% Roussanne; 14%; MeBaC) StephaneVedeau/Clos PetiteBellane/Valreas 2013: Med.light gold color; some toasty/oak bit floral/honeyed/Rouss/honeycomb light earthy bit complex nose; slightly soft rich/lush/structured ripe/honeycomb/Rouss/pineapple light toasty/oak bit earthy/dusty flavor; very long ripe/pineapple/Rouss/honeycomb/floral some toasty/oak some earthy/dusty finish; a bit on the big/ripe side but packed w/ flavor and quite a good CdRBlanc at a good price. $22.00 (K&L)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- Never seen a Rhone from Valreas in the Vinsobres AC. StephaneVedeau has been getting a lot of press for his wines, especially his LaFerme du Mont CdP. He farms biodynamically.