Aphillanthes CDR Blanc "Clementia" 2020

Organic/Biodynamic Viognier, Roussanne and Clairette aged in tank. Grower and winemaker Daniel Boulle's terroir driven southern Rhonne wines are exemplary models of perfect fruit and minute yields. His approach is to focus on the quality of the fruit in the vineyards together with minimal intervention in the winery. Fermentation is in concrete vats; the wine is moved about by gravity feed. No filtration. His oenologist is Philippe Cambie and his commitment to quality is evidenced by the fact that he refused to bottle any 2008s. Boulle's aim is the true sense of terroir. In 1987 Daniel inherited 10 hectares near Travaillon. He and his wife, Helene gradually purchased 27 more hectares themselves, including most recently, from the Rasteau appellation. Since 2003 the estate has followed biodynamic principles. Since 2007, the domaine is certified as biodynamic (Biodivin) and organic (Ecovert).