- The Wine
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.
- Additional Information
Product code 33BT01 Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Denis / Didier Berthollier Style Single Variety, White, Still, Dry 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 Composition 100% Jacquere Vintages
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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.
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- Crisp and refreshing
size: 0.75 vintage: 2012 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Jacquère alcohol: 11.5 last checked in: 2018-05-05