Deusyls de La Pèira - Millésimes

Deusyls de la Pèira 2005

VDP HERAULT

Deusyls de la Pèira is the second white of the La Pèira estate. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira blanc, it is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, aged for a brief period in barrique. Deusyls is grown on the estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) and is dry farmed and harvested by hand.

2005 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

After a wet spring, 2005 proved overall a dry and warm vintage. Some welcomed rain before harvest introduced an otherwise sunny period before harvest which favoured later ripening cepages such as Syrah. The first vintage; concentrated and ripe.

Jancis Robinson 17/20

Dense and racy and honeyed and like a lovely Northern Rhône white. Really exciting and good. Honeysuckle. Low acid though.

Deusyls de la Pèira 2006

VDP HERAULT

Deusyls de la Pèira is the second white of the La Pèira estate. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira blanc, it is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, aged for a brief period in barrique. Deusyls is grown on the estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) and is dry farmed and harvested by hand.

 

2006 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

After a wet spring, 2005 proved overall a dry and warm vintage. Some welcomed rain before harvest introduced an otherwise sunny period before harvest which favoured later ripening cepages such as Syrah. The first vintage; concentrated and ripe.

Wine Advocate 92/100

While reflecting an annual production of only 1,000 bottles, the 2006 Deusyls de la Peira – a blend of Viognier with one-third Roussane – demonstrates that the striking potential of this site and its talented team extends to white wine. Pungent notes of lime, tangerine, pepper, narcissus, and acacia tweak the nose. On the palate, the juxtaposition of creamy richness of texture with zesty pungency and fresh citrus is striking and readily enticing of the next sip. The oily and pit-fruited aspects of Viognier are absent here but (at least for this taster!) not missed. While this spent nearly two years feeding from its lees in barrel, they were not stirred. Lift, refinement, and clarity mark a finish that is like very subtly-bitter liquid floral perfume. Is it at its best now? Who can know? But it is significantly more impressive than when tasted a year ago and before bottling.  Source 183, The Wine Advocate 92/100

 

Gary Vaynerchuk 95/100

This brilliant white has more in common with top notch white Hermitage than anything else. Viscous, oily, rich and dense (almost tannic like a red), with waxy fruit flavors and jam packed with fresh honey. This should age nicely for 10 to 15 years. 65% Viognier and 35% Roussanne.This is exactly why I feel white wines are unappreciated in the world today and this wine should be drank by anyone who thinks whites don’t match up to reds. Gary Vaynerchuk 95/100

Jancis Robinson

Two-thirds Viognier plus Roussanne. This is oaked, pretty heavily so to judge from the nose. Pretty heavy all round really. I tasted it immediately after Verget’s Viognier Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, admittedly a year younger, but this seems pretty fat and alcoholic by comparison. I could imagine it with heavily-sauced scallops but would not want to drink it as an aperitif. Quite a bit of astringency still on the finish. 10 Jul 2009 16 2009 – 2010

Deusyls de la Pèira 2007

VDP HERAULT

Deusyls de la Pèira is the second white of the La Pèira estate. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira blanc, it is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, aged for a brief period in barrique. Deusyls is grown on the estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) and is dry farmed and harvested by hand.

 

2007 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

Early flowering, temperate summer, and a warm autumn led to lower yields in 2007, and rich ripe wines characterised too by a feeling of lift and balanc

Deusyls de la Pèira 2008

VDP HERAULT

Deusyls de la Pèira is the second white of the La Pèira estate. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira blanc, it is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, aged for a brief period in barrique. Deusyls is grown on the estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) and is dry farmed and harvested by hand.

 

2008 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

A cooler vintage, characterized by a long, even ripening period, led to the 2008 vintage producing approachable yet high-quality wines, with a lither, lively, fresh profile.

Wine Advocate 91/100

Talcum, honeysuckle, and heliotrope headily scent the 2008 Deusyls de la Peira, with hints of caramel and lanolin still clinging to ripe, melony fruit from its oak exposure. Lush and persistently floral in the mouth, this beauty offers mouthwatering salinity, lingering perfume, and intriguing, elusive mineral traces. I suspect it will continue to seduce for at least another couple of years.

Drink Date NA Issue Date 31st Aug 2011 Source 196, The Wine Advocate

 

Jancis Robinson

60% Viognier, 40% Roussanne, two to three barrels. Bit of a natural wine, kept in barrel and bottles for more than two years. Pure juice. Low acid. Big and round and devil may care. 14 Jun 2011 2010 – 2012 16/20

Deusyls de la Pèira 2009

VDP HERAULT

Deusyls de la Pèira is the second white of the La Pèira estate. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira blanc, it is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, aged for a brief period in barrique. Deusyls is grown on the estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) and is dry farmed and harvested by hand.

 

2009 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

If 2008 (and 2006) appear to be cooler or more continental vintages, 2009 (with 2007) can be said to be Mediterranean one. Warm, dry conditions (at times even hot) led to ripe, concentrated, and opulent wines.

Wine Advocate (90-91)

Honeysuckle, narcissus, heliotrope, pineapple, and overripe pear and Persian melon scent the Viognier-Roussanne 2009 Deusyls de la Peira, which comes to the palate creamy; nutmeg- and vanilla-tinged; expansive but not heavy; with hints of salted nuts and chalk serving for some finishing counterpoint. This outstanding effort in the context of vintage (white wine) limitations (which I tasted immediately prior to bottling) will prove seductive in its youth, and I suspect will be best enjoyed over the next couple of years – however greater the stamina that other initial vintages of this cuvee may be revealing.  (90-91)

Issue Date 31st Aug 2011 Source 196, The Wine Advocate

Deusyls de la Pèira 2010

VDP HERAULT

Deusyls de la Pèira is the second white of the La Pèira estate. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira blanc, it is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, aged for a brief period in barrique. Deusyls is grown on the estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) and is dry farmed and harvested by hand.

 

2010 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

2010 can be seen in some ways to mix qualities of the 2008 and 2009 vintage. Good spring rains, moderate early temperatures, lead to a growing season in the Terrasses du Larzac of warm days and fresh cool nights.

Wine Advocate 92

The 2010 Deusyls de La Peira Blanc incorporated more Viognier in the blend, with 55% Viognier and 45% Roussanne. It offers a more honeyed character, with ample spice, honeycomb, toasted nuts, white fruits and floral aromas and flavors. Elegant, seamless and full-flavored on the palate, with plenty of class, I’d lean towards drinking bottles over the coming year or two. Drink Date 2014 – 2016

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 30th Apr 2014 Source 212, The Wine Advocate

Deusyls de la Pèira 2011

VDP HERAULT

Deusyls de la Pèira is the second white of the La Pèira estate. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira blanc, it is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, aged for a brief period in barrique. Deusyls is grown on the estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) and is dry farmed and harvested by hand.

 

2011 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

A good deal of replenishment in the winter rain led to a warm spring and early growing season. A cooler summer and perfect August and September meant the 2011 vintage delivered ripe but approachable wines.

Wine Advocate 94/100

Just as good, the 2011 Deusyls de La Peira Blanc has gained a smidge more richness over the 2012 (I suspect due more to the additional year in bottle than anything else), and offers thrilling aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, white flowers, crushed rock-like minerality and hints of mint to go with a medium to full-bodied, layered, rich, yet beautifully lively and pure profile on the palate. Vibrant, energetic and with a great finish, enjoy it over the coming couple of years. Drink Date 2014 – 2017

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 30th Apr 2014 Source 212, The Wine Advocate

Deusyls de la Pèira 2012

VDP HERAULT

Deusyls de la Pèira is the second white of the La Pèira estate. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira blanc, it is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, aged for a brief period in barrique. Deusyls is grown on the estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) and is dry farmed and harvested by hand.

 

2011 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

An atypical vintage for La Peira. A cold spring, then cooler in general (if sometimes volatile) weather over the summer and leading up to harvest. The result is a 2012 vintage that is relatively lean bodied for the region, with a lively, fresh profile, accessible at an early age, with an earlier drinking window.

Wine Advocate 94

Tasted out of bottle, the 2012 Deusyls de La Peira Blanc is a blend of Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne that was fermented in concrete and aged in small barrels. Medium-bodied, pure, layered and elegant, with fabulous citrus blossom, white flowers, vanilla, creme and assorted toasty nuances, it’s a smoking white that deserves a classy meal. Enjoy it over the coming 2-4 years. Drink Date 2014 – 2018

Issue Date 28th Apr 2016 Source 224, The Wine Advocate Issue Date 30th Apr 2014 Source 212, The Wine Advocate Drink Date 2014 – 2018

Deusyls de la Pèira 2013

VDP HERAULT

Deusyls de la Pèira is the second white of the La Pèira estate. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira blanc, it is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, aged for a brief period in barrique. Deusyls is grown on the estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) and is dry farmed and harvested by hand.

 

2013 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

After cold, damp start to the year, an Indian summer led to a late harvest with Syrah and the late-ripening Carignan and Mourvèdre faring particularly well. A delicacy and youthful feeling of the finesse of the 2012 – but with more the frame and body of 2011.

Wine Advocate 92/100

Drinking beautifully, the 2013 Deusyls de la Peira (always a mix of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier) shows a richer style to go with notes of honeysuckle, vanilla crème, white peach and brioche. Layered, downright classy, medium to full-bodied and balanced, enjoy it over the coming 1-3 years.   Drink Date 2016 – 2018

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 28th Apr 2016 Source 224, The Wine Advocate

 

Deusyls de la Pèira 2014

VDP HERAULT

Deusyls de la Pèira is the second white of the La Pèira estate. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira blanc, it is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, aged for a brief period in barrique. Deusyls is grown on the estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) and is dry farmed and harvested by hand.

 

2014 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

A dry year, where a coolish summer produced wines of concentration and quality.  Fortunately, hail and rain, which touched much of the wider region, missed La Pèira (and the Terrasses du Larzac for the most part).

Wine Advocate 92/100

Showing a kiss of oak in its apple, brioche, toasted spice and white flower-scented bouquet, the 2014 Deusyls de la Peira is medium-bodied, fresh and lively, with superb purity of fruit. It continues to freshen up with time in the glass and will shine on the dinner table. Drink Date 2016 – 2018  Rating 92/100

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 28th Apr 2016 Source 224, The Wine Advocate

Deusyls de la Pèira 2015

VDP HERAULT

Deusyls de la Pèira is the second white of the La Pèira estate. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira blanc, it is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, aged for a brief period in barrique. Deusyls is grown on the estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) and is dry farmed and harvested by hand.

 

2015 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

Early, hot vintage with dry growing conditions producing deep, rich, full-bodied wines with at the same time a purity of fruit and sound, tannic structure.

Wine Advocate (89 - 91)

The second wine of the estate since the introduction of the La Peira Blanc, the 2015 Deusyls de la Peira sports a light gold color to go with beautifully ripe aromas and flavors of apple tart, lemon curd and rising bread. Medium-bodied, elegant and balanced, it’s a versatile white that will drink nicely for 2-3 years.  Drink Date 2016 – 2019  Rating (89 – 91)

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 28th Apr 2016 Source 224, The Wine Advocate

Andrew Jefford

Pale bright gold. Rooty, fennel, fresh, vermentino scents, white mushroom lifted Clean, deep, chewy, searching, complex: an excellent vintage for this white (half-malo seems to work well).  Glycerous and long, secondary, with an oxidative note for complexity, (or is that Clairette?) totally of its place.  Acids are very pure and bright and succulent.  Some white peach; some nectarine.  Super irresistible southern white.  17.5

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