The Roussanne really shines through at the moment with layers of creamy, exotic fruits as well as golden lees and almond notes with racy, pithy freshness that cuts through the richness beautifully. A rich, yet superbly deep and textured dry white.
Biodynamic production of 40% Clairette, 30% Roussanne and 30% Grenache Blanc. Turns the traditional perception of Southern Rhone whites 180 degrees with a superb example of raciness, purity and minerality that previously was not thought possible from the region. Vine age 80yrs.
Clive Coats MW
“This is possibly the best domaine in the entire Côtes du Rhône-Villages area. The wines are full, intense and concentrated, surprisingly sophisticated. At less than half the price of a top Châteauneuf this Domaine offers splendid value for money.”
The vineyards of Oratoire Saint Martin are hand tended and managed organically with biodynamic preparations. The vineyards are regularly ploughed, with some plots by horse.