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Chignin Vielles Vignes

, France
Beautiful mineral Jacquere

Availability: In stock

Chignin Vielles Vignes

, France

Availability: In stock

Beautiful mineral Jacquere

Just as Chasselas is for Alpine Switzerland, Jacquère is the classic "terroir transparent" white of Savoie. Jacquère is a quite fresh and youthful wine, enjoyable as an apéritif or with traditional white wine pairings.

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You will find the village of Chignin nestling at the foot of the Les Petits Bois and surrounded by vineyards. The Roussane grape, otherwise known as Bergeron, is well known for its use in white Châteauneuf du Pape and Hermitage. Here it comes into its own as a single varietal wine.

Pale yellow in colour it has with a wonderfully rounded and complex nose. Apricots dominate, but beneath that you find hints of pecan nuts and banana come through to create an absolute feast. On the palate you find it has such a beautiful balance, even though there is quite high acidity. Citrus and background spice and a hint of salinity create a wine that immediately made me think of the sherbert handed to Richard the Lionheart by Saladin following the Battle of Hattin. The finish on this wine goes on and on as the acidity plays with your taste buds - as the flavour dies the acidity brings it back again and again. This is a wine to linger over and explore.

Try it on its own, with crayfish étouffée, or with arctic char (omble chevalier as we call it here) with rose pepper and lemon.

Vintage Information


Product code 33BR01
Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Denis / Didier Berthollier
Featured Themes New Arrivals, Coming Soon
Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still
Variety Jacquère
Key Features Unoaked, Old Vines
Winemaking No Malolactic
Country France
Region(s) Savoie
Cru Chignin
Ripeness Normal
Closure Natural Cork
Aged In Steel
Serving Temperature 8
Vintages 2012, 2017
Composition 100% Jacquere
name:Chignin Veilles Vignes
product code:[33BR0119]
stock: 171 in London Warehouse
5 at Alpine Wines House
last checked in:2019-12-05
name:Chignin Vielles Vignes
product code:[3314001]

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Crisp and refreshing

Chignin Vielles Vignes

My first time trying a Jaquere as exploring Savoie. Definitely dry with high acidity at the end, this wine had a lovely overall rich aroma with so much going on it was hard to pick out. This with a salty mineral/citrus taste combined for a very interesting bottle. For me, if not cold enough I found the citrus can dominate tending to sour. To enjoy at its balanced best, this needs to be properly chilled and kept chilled - then sit back and enjoy. With lower alcohol content a good aperitif wine.
Review by Simon / (Posted on 7/2/2018)

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