Named “Lone” after the small stream that runs next to the estate, parallel to the Rhone (this term is used to describe small offshoots of the Rhone in the Provencal language).
Vineyards: 101+ acres of Cotes du Rhone (nearly 62 acres), Cotes du Rhone (12+ acres), and Vin de Table (27+ acres) planted in deep, stony, clay soils marked by round galets that characterize the Chateauneuf-du-Pape region.
Viticulture & Vinification: From vines averaging 35 to 60 years in age planted in stony, clay-based soils. Harvested by hand. The varietals were vinified together. Pressed directly, and cooked to 54F for 24 hours, then settled, racked and fermented (12 days) at just over 57C in stainless steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation. Unoaked.
Tasting Notes: Offers aromas of acacia, nectarines and pears on the nose, with a touch of exotic fruit. Bright and well-balanced on the palate, with a long finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or with a wide range of fish and shellfish.