Origin: several parcels on gentle, southwest-facing slopes in the commune of Saint-Péray. Les Potiers is not a district but the cuvée brand.

Soil : pebble-rich alluvium.

Grape variety : marsanne and roussanne.

Viticulture : plots are grass-covered to fight erosion. 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: a fresh, flattering and expressive wine, with a nose of stone fruits blended with smooth notes of white blossom. On the palate: balanced, good volume, and a tart finish.

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

Pairing: serve at 12°C with grilled or baked fish (e.g. Japanese fish fondue – salmon, scallops and mussels – in a ginger-flavoured stock).