The wine that "binds" people. At one of the first Goût & Terroir fairs, the Maison Blanche estate had a stand.
Mr de Mestral noticed that a lot of armaillis had come down from the mountains with their traditional costumes, big beards, little berets and canes and visited the fair. Mr de Mestral serves a gentleman a glass of "Mont-sur-Rolle." After enjoying the first glass so much, a second is served and out of courtesy a third was served to the man, but the owner had informed the gentleman that it was a "Mont mais sur-lie." The man had loved the 3rd wine too and responded, "mhhh, that's good... but where is "sur-lie?"
Since 1991, the Maison Blanche estate has been producing an unfiltered Chasselas with lees ageing. Although it was an innovation at the time, Mr de Mestral thinks he is still the only one in the region to produce an unfiltered and aged Chasselas.