Wine Maker: Jean Yves Peron
Region: Savoie · France
About :Notes: A blend of barrels from 2011, 2015 and 2016. Slightly more Altesse than usual and some younger barrels. This is one to be sipped slowly.
Conflans - Haute-Savoie
Seeing the steep valleys of the Haute-Savoie, the alps looming in the background, and feeling the alpine freshness in the air it is hard not to marvel that some intrepid winemakers are sticking it out on these slopes.
Jean-Yves, a Savoyard, is one of these. He now has around 1.5 hectares of tiny parcels which he vinifies separately – the Jacquere, Altesse, Rousanne and Mondeuse vividly expressing the details of the soil and the coolness of the alpine climate. Jean-Yves chooses to ferment in whole bunches for his white and red grapes but for varying amounts of times. The results are extraordinary.