While the Savoie has not become a household name for wine lovers, estates like Domaine des Ardoisieres are increasingly making the case that it should be. Silice is 100% Jacquere planted on schist and clay that yields a lifted and mineral white wine that is incredibly light on its feet for an expression that has such intensity of flavor and texture. Expect especially zesty lemon confit with just a touch of white peach enlivened by crushed stone and almond flowers. Equally at home with cheese or on its own, this is a compelling bottle of wine that speaks of its alpine origin.
IGP Vin des Allobroges
Schist and clay
Wine is fermented with native yeasts, 1/3 in 2-3 year old barriques, and 2/3 in tank, with zero sulfur during vinification. Aged for 8 months before a light filtration and bottling. No sulfur at bottling.