There are many points in common between this cuvée and the “Volcanique” with an impression of maturity and additional concentration. Thus, behind the empyreumatic notes of the nose, the fruitiness expresses itself on very ripe and even jam notes. On the palate, the extra dimension of flesh gives a denser and rounder wine, while remaining firm and fresh.
The wines of Côtes du Forez are light in body, low in tannin and very much reliant on their fresh, vibrant fruit flavors. They bear all the hallmarks of classic Gamay vinified through carbonic maceration and are best consumed within a few years of vintage. The style is therefore very similar to that of Beaujolais, less than 50 miles (80km) to the northeast.