Appellation: AOC Roussette de Savoie
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic certified
Aromatics: Another aromatice bombshell from Berlioz. Floral notes lead, with honey and ripe white pears elements. In the background there’s a yeasty character, and a hint of smokiness.
Palate: A multidimensional wine, with intense notes of pear, quince, apricot and ginger up front. It’s powerful, rich and perfectly balanced with a long, mineral finish. One of our absolute favourite whites in the portfolio, allez Altesse!
About the wine: A wine made from 15 year old vines, lieu dit “Les Brugnons” in the town of Chignin (Cru Savoie), on a terroir of clay and silt. The vineyard faces south, and is planted to a high density of 8000 vines per hectares. The grapes are harvested by hand and transported in small boxes to ensure they arrive in optimal quality.
In the winery, the grapes are then directly pressed, and vinified by gravity before natural fermentation and winemaking techniques, including a very small amount of sulphur, are used to complete the wine.
The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks, with an annual production of just 4,000 bottles.
When to drink: Drink now or in the next 5 years.
Service: 10 to 12 degrees C.
Food match: Cheese fondue, Beaufort or Comte cheese, roast chicken.