Notes from La Soufrandiere:
35 year old vines are located at the foot of the Roche de Vergisson in a sheltered spot just below a small forest, 20 % slope, facing east. La Soufrandière has released the second vintage of their Zen cuvées. They are certified organic and biodynamic and contain even less added sulfur than the pervious vintage:
This is another version of our Saint-Véran La Bonnode. The juice fermented naturally in a cement ovoid tank (19hl) for one year, with no added sulfur. In August, the wine was racked to stainless steel tank for a final ageing period on fine lees. It will be bottled, without filtration, in January 2020. A pure, magnificent, ethereal wine. One rediscovers Chardonnay in a new light. The experiment will continue with a second ovoid tank in 2019.