(100% Marsanne) Initially suggestive more of Burgundy than the Rhône on account of its subtly smoky notes and firm underpinning of acidity, with air this wine blossoms beautifully to display a succulent, apricot palate. Fermented and aged in four-year-old Vosges barrels, it is a remarkably intelligent synthesis of Burgundian technique and Rhône character. An original.
Domaine Mucyn Croze-Hermitage blanc
Located 300 miles south of Paris, Crozes-Hermitage— the largest appellation in the Northern Rhône region— is comprised of 3,500 acres of vines spread along the east bank of the Rhône River between Annonay and Valence. While its mostly flat-land vineyards sit in the shadows of the south-facing slopes of the more famous Hermitage appellation, Crozes-Hermitage, with its distinctive Syrah-based red wines, offers a treasure trove of savory, food-friendly and affordable wines with genuine Old World intrigue and finesse.