The top of our range is a red wine aged for about 2 years, including 1 year in french oak barrels (1/3 new, 1/3 one wine, 1/3 two wines).
L’Essentiel 2012 : This is our very first vintage certified “Vin Bio” (organic wine) ! Beautiful roundness and fruitiness. Very delicate wood notes highlight the intrinsic qualities of the wine.
Gold medal, Concours des Grands Vins de France, Mâcon 2014
“Linctus aromas, red and back fruits, integrated oak and smoky character. Juicy black fruit to the fore on muscular palate. Well-constituted and meaty, offset with lively acidity and strong tannins. Allow to air and refine in the glass. Stylish wine.” Silver medal, Decanter DWWA 2014 (equivalent to a score of 90-94/100).
“This wine with a deep red garnet charms from olfaction by the intensity of its ripe fruit flavors enhanced by a hint of oak. On the palate, it has a good volume, driven by solid tannins, fine grain. The barrel brings a touch of vanilla and seductive notes of chocolate. A beautiful wine, powerful, with a long ageing capacity.” (Guide Hachette des Vins 2015, 2 stars).
“Dense and expressive nose. Ripe fruit, offering a generous and dense matter. Nice tannic frame.” (Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2015, rated 15/20).
L’Essentiel 2011 : The year is less exceptional than the previous! But we still find high quality fruit and matter in this Essentiel.
L’Essentiel 2010 : Another great vintage for our flagship!
“Dense and enveloping mouth, ripe fruit, large persistent length, fine tannins.“(Bettane & Desseauve 2014, rated 14.5).
“On a dark color, this wine with notes of blackberries and raspberries offers a hungry mouth with a fully integrated oak“(Bettane & Desseauve 2013, rated 14.5).
“Wine with garnet, clear, and open bouquet of red fruits, with vanilla notes. The fruit predominates in attack, supported by tannins quite present but with a nice sweetness. Full but soft body allows for a balanced and harmonious blend of grapes and wood aging. We appreciate better 2010 after 2 years of aging. “(Hachette 2013, 2 stars, jury favorite)
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L’Essentiel 2009 : Our very first production aged in wood. From a remarkable vintage, we got the wine we were dreaming of : delicate and seductive aromas, remarkable intensity and fat throughout the mouth, followed by a long and elegant finish.
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