Appellation: AOC Vin de Savoie Chignin-Bergeron
Grapes: Roussanne (Called “Bergeron” in Savoie)
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic certified
Aromatics: Classic Roussanne aromas of ripe apricot, supported by fresh and subtle vanilla and acacia, with just a hint of toastines.
Palate: The stone fruit notes continue from the nose to the palate, with ripe apricot and yellow peaches. A wine with a bit of weight, amplified by a gorgeous and fleshy texture, and phenolics. The scales are balanced with a racy, acidic finish and persistent length.
About the wine: This wine is made from 30 year old vines, lieu dit “Grand Buisson” in the town of Arbin, on a terroir of clay and limestone. The vineyard faces south-east on a 40% gradient, and is planted to a high density of 8000 vines per hectare. 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 are used to complete the wine. The wine is then aged in 50% acacia barrels and 50% oak barrels with an annual production of just 2,000 bottles.
When to drink: Drink now or in the next 8 years.
Service: 10 to 12 degrees C.
Food match: Roast chicken. Grilled fish in sauce.