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Lys Florissant Sparkling St. Peray Marsanne Roussanne

9.45 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
St. Péray, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne, Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Asian Cuisine
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

80% Marsanne / 20% Roussanne (Brut Nature), believe this is all 2013 fruit.

Nose has toasted honey, oxidized yellow apple, risen yeasty dough, crushed rocks, sweet wood...wow better than I remembered.

Palate has lightly toasted bagel, honey drizzle, fresh yellow apple with a great acidity balance, granite chips, full and rich with a very long finish.

Damn I forgot how good this bottle is, yet I should know better, make a sparkling wine from two awesome (non-champagne) grapes and you get this stunner.

Today's yardwork is complete, time for enjoying some bottles in front of a fire in the chimenea!

80% Marsanne / 20% Roussanne (Brut Nature), believe this is all 2013 fruit.

Nose has toasted honey, oxidized yellow apple, risen yeasty dough, crushed rocks, sweet wood...wow better than I remembered.

Palate has lightly toasted bagel, honey drizzle, fresh yellow apple with a great acidity balance, granite chips, full and rich with a very long finish.

Damn I forgot how good this bottle is, yet I should know better, make a sparkling wine from two awesome (non-champagne) grapes and you get this stunner.

Today's yardwork is complete, time for enjoying some bottles in front of a fire in the chimenea!

Oct 26th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Lovely nose. Toasty, yeasty, mineral, honeyed, lovely, perfumey, very elegant, sense of depth, so elegant and textured, toasty and so delicate, superb wine. 100% Marsanne Brut Nature. So clean, so delicate, concentrated and juicy.

Lovely nose. Toasty, yeasty, mineral, honeyed, lovely, perfumey, very elegant, sense of depth, so elegant and textured, toasty and so delicate, superb wine. 100% Marsanne Brut Nature. So clean, so delicate, concentrated and juicy.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Severn Goodwin

I celebrated another year on this planet earlier this week, always glad when I am continuing to count days gone by! Some fun stuff in the works for tonight.

Mineral, light wood notes, more commentary to follow...Needs some air.

I celebrated another year on this planet earlier this week, always glad when I am continuing to count days gone by! Some fun stuff in the works for tonight.

Mineral, light wood notes, more commentary to follow...Needs some air.

Aug 18th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

This is called “Lys Florissant” and is a Sparkling St. Peray. It’s his tete de cuvee. Very mineral nose but also decadent with brioche and light wood notes. Herbs, lemon peel, so complex. Has that airy weightless feel on the nose of killer Zero Dosage Champagne. Remarkable. Palate is deep, concentrated yet so so elegant. The mousse is so so fine and when you swish hard it is seamless. It has that stunning and so desirable Krug like nuttiness that stays on your palate for minutes. So so intense and so elegant with maximum flavor impact and such a stunningly long finish. Wow. This is amazing. A work of art. 80% Marsanne/20% Roussanne / zero dosage / vines all from 1936. Clay limestone soils. 712 bottles.

This is called “Lys Florissant” and is a Sparkling St. Peray. It’s his tete de cuvee. Very mineral nose but also decadent with brioche and light wood notes. Herbs, lemon peel, so complex. Has that airy weightless feel on the nose of killer Zero Dosage Champagne. Remarkable. Palate is deep, concentrated yet so so elegant. The mousse is so so fine and when you swish hard it is seamless. It has that stunning and so desirable Krug like nuttiness that stays on your palate for minutes. So so intense and so elegant with maximum flavor impact and such a stunningly long finish. Wow. This is amazing. A work of art. 80% Marsanne/20% Roussanne / zero dosage / vines all from 1936. Clay limestone soils. 712 bottles.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2018
Matthew Cohen

Alt champagne.

Nose is elegantly rich. The merest hint of florality. Not tropical which is unusual given the grape and region.

Palate is very elegant with a hint of krug like richness and depth.

Bought from fass selections.

Alt champagne.

Nose is elegantly rich. The merest hint of florality. Not tropical which is unusual given the grape and region.

Palate is very elegant with a hint of krug like richness and depth.

Bought from fass selections.

Aug 7th, 2020
Aravind A

@Lyle Fass thanks for finding this...it is excellent. Your note says 2013; this btl has no disg date, is it 2013 also (I believe you've only sold this once)?

@Lyle Fass thanks for finding this...it is excellent. Your note says 2013; this btl has no disg date, is it 2013 also (I believe you've only sold this once)?

Mar 10th, 2019