Chignin Vielles Vignes

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France  Savoie 

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. 

Winemaker Denis / Didier Berthollier
Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Carbon Neutral, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Jacquère
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Chignin Veilles Vignes 2019 75cl cl
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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 grape in this single varietal cuvèe is Jacquère, from 50 year old vines on limestone. Biodynamic expression of this grape which is low intervention and managed on the lunar cycle. 

A truly versatile wine that works with a variety of Savoie dishes like raclette, fondue and tartiflette but also at home with British fish and chips and sushi!

 

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Denis / Didier Berthollier
Country France
Region Savoie
Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Carbon Neutral, Vegetarian and Vegan
Cru Chignin
Aged In Steel
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Jacquère
Composition 100% Jacquere
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking No Malolactic
Aperitif, sushi, mussels fries, fish & chips, freshwater and sea fish, smoked fish, seafood, sauerkraut, white sausages, dishes with melted cheese ( e.g. raclette, tartiflette…).
Tasting Notes

Pale yellow in appearance.

Nose: white flowers and citrus, white preach and lemon.

Palate: More fresh citrus, with a refreshing minerality and some salinity.

 
2019
Product Code 33BR0119
Size 75cl
Alcohol 11.5
Last Tasted 4 Oct 2020
mature evolution? No
Closure Natural Cork
2012
Product Code 3314001
Size 75cl
Alcohol 11.5
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South and south west facing vineyards. Density 7000 to 8500 vines / ha. The average age of the vines is 50 years.

For 15 years they have reduced yields by 20% and eliminated pesticides and insecticides. No chemical weed killer since 2011

The brothers strive to obtain healthy grapes by driving focusing on only what’s necessary in the vineyard and seek optimal maturity before harvest.

They maintain the soil by scarifying and mowing. Very low use of fertilizer which is organic organo-mineral. They have respect for the balance of the soil, the vines and the land.

They use budding and trellising to optimize the ripening of the grapes. "Major" work in the vineyard (pruning, topping,treatment) is carried out by the lunar calendar, as is the harvest between September 25 and October 10. The harvest is 80% manual in 350 kg palox to limit crushing and 20% machine.

Yield: 60 to 68 hl / ha depending on weather conditions.

Vinification Pressing in whole bunch. Cold settling without enzymation. The grapes from the different terroirs are vinified separately. Natural fermentation by indigenous yeasts from the grapes. Racking on fine lees; assembly; batonnage for 3 months. Rate of total sulphites at bottling less than 100mg / l.

Bottled June and September again by the lunar calendar for racking and bottling.

 

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