Les Jalets is the ancient term for “galets", the large, round, well-worn stones that were carried down from the Alps by glaciers during the last ice age. The Marsanne and Roussanne vines grow on low terraces in soil pebbled with galets. These rounded stones soak up heat from the sun during the day and release it at night, enabling grapes to mature at an optimal steady pace. The organic grapes are hand-harvested and whole bunches are lightly pressed. The must settles for two days before being racked and fermented in a combination of French oak barrels (50%), and concrete egg and stainless steel tanks (50%). It is then aged for 8 months on fine lees in these containers.

Harvest Note
The 2023 vintage began with a rainy autumn with a dry winter. Flowering took place in June in good conditions. Rainy weather in June meant the vines grew well without any water stress. The summer months were marked by several hailstorms but the vines were resilient with enough leaves to ripen the grapes that remained intact.
Tasting Note
Pale blond with green reflections, this white wine has notes of pear and gunflint. The finish adds notes of citrus zest
Food Pairing
Rabbit terrine, perch fillet
Technical Data
GRAPES: Marsanne (70%), Roussanne (30%)
APPELLATION: Crozes-Hermitage AOC
PH: 3.5
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: 8 months on fine lees in French oak barrels (50%), and concrete eggs and stainless steel tanks (50%)
Unique Selling Points
  • Named for “galets” or large, round stones found in the local soils
  • Grapes are certified AB Organic
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