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Chignin Vielles Vignes

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.


Source
France
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2012
SKU
3314001
Composition
Jacquere 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
11.5 %
Stock
14
Last tasted
2016
Keep until
2020
Aged in
Steel
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
France
Colour
White
Region
Savoie
Wine features
Unoaked, Slow Wine
Variety
Jacquère
Cru
Chignin
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Steel
Serve at
8
Composition
100% Jacquere
Wine features
Unoaked, Slow Wine

More about this 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.



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