Domaine La Dournie, Marie, IGP Pays D’Oc, France, 2013
This wine: Varietal roussanne, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Leon Stolarski, £11.75 (2015)
Consumer tasting note: a good nose of none too rich stone fruit, with touches of dried citrus and oak, fresh acidity in tune, a smooth almost oily texture, harmonious alcohol, with more apple than stone fruit on the decent length.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity lemon (really lemon-gold), showing tears.
Nose: clean, medium (+) intensity, developing, with aromas as they come, of stone fruit – nectarine and white peach, whiff of wet wool, dried citrus peel, honeyed, white flowers, oaky undertone.
Palate: dry, medium (+) acidity, medium alcohol and a medium (+) body, medium (+) intensity, a smooth velvety texture (oily even) and a very light grip, with flavours of white peach, stewed cooking apple, drying stones, a touch of oak, clove even, thin honey. A medium (+) length with a clean more stewed apple dimension than stone fruit finish, with a slight grip and a touch of beeswax on the end.
Quality: a good quality wine, balanced acidity with flavour intensity and alcohol, which is in tune with the whole, some tertiary evolution, seen oak but no real complexity and modest concentration, still a decent flavour intensity and length.
Readiness for drinking/ageing potential: drink now, has the acid structure and fruit to keep for 2-3 years but will not improve.