Northern Rhone series 15, Dard et Ribo Karriere

Now this is something a bit different. It’s a white Crozes Hermitage from old vine Marsanne on white clay soil. As with all the Dard & Ribo wines, it is made naturally, with no additions. For more on Dard & Ribo, see Bertrand’s article on his Wine Terroirs blog.

Dard et Ribo Crozes Hermitage Blanc Karriere 2007
100% Marsanne. This wine has unbelievable length. A yellow colour, it has a nose of apples, herbs and minerals. The palate is complex, taut and appley with good acidity and an amazing nutty texture, leading to a long, warm, deep, mineral finish. Complex and broad, this is quite wonderful. 93/100 (UK agent Les Caves de Pyrene)

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