Origin: south/southeast-facing vines on the hillsides in the commune of Chavanay. Lyseras is not a district but the cuvée
Soil: sandy, granitic.
Grape Variety : marsanne and roussanne.
Viticulture : high-density planting (8,000-10,000 vines per hectare). No insecticides or pesticides, few treatments (depending on weather), small amount of organic-only fertiliser, with respect of soil and vine balance. Vigour and yield control, leaf-thinning and green harvesting to promote grape maturation.
Vinification: the grapes are hand-picked; then sorted and pressed in the cellar. Alcoholic and malolactic fermented in barriques with native yeasts.
Maturing: 9 months in barriques, on the lees, no racking, regular stirring.
Style: luscious, deliciously fruity and flattering. An agreeable nose of stone fruits and acacia honey notes. Fleshy and fruity on the palate. Nicely pitched between fresh and rounded. Fresh finish.
Aging: drink “on the fruit” up to 3-4 years.
Pairing : serve at 12-14°C, fish (e.g. cod en papillote with cherry tomatoes and fresh verbena).