Alpine France - Vegan/Vegetarian - Foudre (big wood)
Vegetarian: All our Alpine Wines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. None of our winemakers use fining products of animal origin, nor egg protein.
A few are even Vegan certified
The "Grosses Holz" (in German) or "Foudre" (in French) is the traditional large barrel. In our regions most wines are finished in a big barrel. Wineries will keep them for decades, sometimes generations. They offer textured surface and micro air exchange of barrels - the texture of wood without the flavour of wood. A large foudre is a phenomenal expense - they have to be mounted on site.
France is the great wine nation - but you won't find Bordeaux or classic Côtes du Rhône here! We head for the foothills of the Alps for far rarer, more interesting bottles.
Beaujolais is the "first hint of the Alps" and the home of fantastic Gamay.
Savoie is in the mountainous areas just south of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and the border with Switzerland all the way to Lyon and the Rhone valley.
Côte de Brouilly "Les Griottes" Chateau ThivinMaybe it's the name but I get cherries :)
Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle Jérome LacondemineA beautifully complex Chardonnay that ages like a dream
SAINT AMOUR Domaine MatrayOur one and only St Amour
Morgon Cuvee Prestige Philippe DeschampsPowerful Morgon