A single plot planted in 1954. The geological strata in La Valette are analogous with those of the superior Côte de Brouilly appellation : deep veins of 300 million year old “blue diorites” – a volcanic deposit halfway between granite and basalt – interspersed with bands of silica and schist. ; North west facing.
Aromatic, deep powerful Iris /violet attack with dark, brambly fruit underneath.
Vinous, fleshy, powerful with a nice grip on a long grapey finish.