A younger planting below Domaine de la Côte, Romance exudes the same near-paradoxical freshness and strength of the vines above it. The intensity of this south-facing, wind-battered Chardonnay is immediately felt. Orchard fruit and flint lead the nose while citrus blossoms recalling the bright, vernal label explode on the palate. Mineral, lithe, with incredible depth and texture, rich fruit, nuttiness and acidity frame the entire package. The polished finish carries these elements for minutes. Though outgoing and ready, this cuvée still has so much to offer in the coming years. It is a refined, joyful wine, conveyed with power and trueness to site.