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Saint-Peray "La Belle de Mai"

2015 France Rhone Valley
92 Points

Also beautiful, the 2015 St Péray La Belle de Mai checks in as 60% Roussanne and 40% Marsanne that’s from a mix of limestone and granite soils, vinified and aged in oak. It offers a terrific perfume of sautéed apples, vanilla bean, white peach and toasted bread to go with a medium-bodied, fresh, impeccably balanced feel on the palate. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years.

Wine Advocate December 30, 2016
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Saint-Peray "La Belle de Mai"

2014 France Rhone Valley
91 Points

Limpid gold. Fresh orchard and pit fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of honey, tarragon and orange zest. Ripe and fleshy on the palate, showing very good depth and power to the expansive ripe pear, nectarine and orange flavors. Finishes smooth and very long, displaying a resonating citrus note and building mineral and floral qualities.

Vinous March 2016
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Saint-Peray "La Belle de Mai"

2014 France Rhone Valley
90 Points

Made from 70% Roussanne and 30% Marsanne that was aged all in older oak, the 2014 St Peray la Belle de Mai is named after the location in Marseille where Laure's great grandmother had a restaurant. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured and layered, it has rich aromas and flavors of sauted apples, spice and honeycomb. It's another high quality white from this team and it will have 4-5 years of longevity, although I see no reason to delay gratification.

Wine Advocate December 2015
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Saint-Peray "La Belle de Mai"

2012 France Rhone Valley
90 Points

Vivid yellow. Ripe peach and pear skin on the nose, with complicating notes of honey, dusty mineral and white flowers. Supple, fleshy and expansive, offering juicy orchard fruit flavors and a butter touch of citrus zest. Nicely combines richness and energy and closes with very good clarity and mineral-driven persistence.

Valentine's Day Review April 2014
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Saint-Peray "La Belle de Mai"

2010 France Rhone Valley
90 Points

A rich, yet classy white...Exhibiting outstanding aromas of white peaches, honey, and flowers, it is medium-bodied, fresh and clean on the palate. Building in richness in the glass, its no lightweight, yet carries itself with grace and elegance. It should drink nicely for 7-8 years, possibly longer.

The Rhone Report January 2013
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Saint-Peray "La Belle de Mai"

2009 France Rhone Valley
90 Points

Bright gold. An expressive bouquet displays lemon zest, pear, candied ginger and bright minerality. Juicy, penetrating citrus and orchard fruit flavors are enlivened by chalky minerality and pick up a hint of bitter quinine with air. Vibrant and pure white wine, finishing with firm punch and lingering notes of ginger and bitter citrus zest.

International Wine Cellar March 2012
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Saint-Peray "La Belle de Mai"

France Rhone Valley
91 Points
This yellow gold Roussane-based wine displays delicate floral aromas with notes of smoked, roasted nuts. On the palate there's a lovely balance of acidity and fresh fruit with a creamy mouth feel and subtle flavors of ripe peaches and pears with notes of Spanish almonds. The finish is rich and very long. A beautiful expression of Roussanne!
International Wine Review 9-May
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