This cuvée is from a flinty-soiled vineyard at the foot of the Saint Andelain hill called Buisson Menard. It was renamed Buisson ‘Renard’ (fox in French) in jest, being a faux pas made by a rather critical wine writer. Being north-west facing, this vineyard benefits from a cooler exposition, which has its advantages in a warmer vintage like 2018. Having fermented and aged in french oak barrels (25% new) for 12 months, the result is a simply stunning wine, where all elements are exquisitely balanced and finely placed. Colour is pale lemon, the nose being scented, citrusy and saline. The palate is rounded and open, having extraordinary mineral underlay. The finish is long and fine (for drinking 2022-2028+).