Pierre Angulaire Bordeaux Blanc
Michele's mentor and friend, Stéphane Derenoncourt, started this project in four gravelly-clay and limestone parcels that are harvested by hand, and vinified separately, employing a slow press and temperature controlled fermentations via wild yeast, in stainless steel tanks.The name pierre angulaire is how one says ‘cornerstone’ in French. In older days, as one set out to build a house, an offering of wine was often placed on that key block of stone, from which all the future stones were to be balanced. It was symbolic of the produce of the people who were to live in that place and the means of their subsistence. Fresh lemon and lime with a whisper of white grapefruit, followed by steely, stony mineral and dried wildflowers. The body is juicy and round, and balanced by the lively acidity and freshness of green herbs.