Origin: south/southeast-facing vines on the hillsides in the commune of Chavanay. Lyseras is not a district but the cuvée
brand.

Soils: sandy, granitic.

Varieties planted: marsanne and roussanne.

Cultivation: 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.

Alcohol content: 13.5%.

Output: approx. 16,000 bottles.

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.

Ageing: drink “on the fruit” up to 3-4 years.

Food match: serve at 12-14°C, fish (e.g. cod en papillote with cherry tomatoes and fresh verbena).