50% Bourbolenc/50%Clairette. Eric has worked closely for many years with Jean Riché, the owner/farmer of these vines which lie 1 km. from the Rhône River. The Bourbelenc and Clairette are bush-trained so that the leaves help shade the fruit from the hot sun. The site is flat and stony with cool, clay-based soils over limestone and harvested quite early to preserve freshness of fruit. Whole cluster, direct press, native yeast fermentation in neutral oak, aging on lees, bottling a year after harvest. Tiny production.