Wine maker notes
The vineyards are planted on steep, southwest facing slopes at an altitude of 1,476 feet to calcareous clay soils. Despite proximity to the Swiss Alps, the climate is surprisingly warm; Jongieux enjoys 2-3 more hours of sun than any other area in the Savoie. As a consequence the fruit reaches phenolic ripeness, so there is less need to chapitalize.
80% Chardonnay, 20% Jacquere Produced using the methode traditionelle process, the fruit was hand-picked and gently pressed. The Chardonnay was fermented at cool temperatures during which the Jacquere was added. Malolactic was blocked and the base wine aged in tanks sur lie for several months before it was lightly filtered and bottled. The bottles remained in the family’s cellar for 18 months before release.