An old vine bottling from the Jacquère grape, L'Idylle has a little more weight and structure than its 'L'Orangerie' sibling, but much the same zesty appeal.
- Bottle £11.95
- Bottle Case £143.40
Beguiling Alpine flower and orange blossom aromas and delicate, orchard fruit flavours.
- Bottle £10.95
- Bottle Case £131.40
An appetising russet apple and conference pear bouquet
and supple, mid-weight palate with an elegant dry
- Bottle £13.75
- Bottle Case £165.00
A light and supple red wine from Savoie that shows aromas of red berries and has a cool minerally finish.
- Bottle £12.25
- Bottle Case £147.00
The golden rule of Team Yapp on tour is to avoid anywhere remotely touristique
as, almost inevitably, you end up paying more for an inferior experience which is always demoralising – particularly so on our modest budget. However, a fact finding trip to the Savoie took us within yodelling distance of an old school chum, who is a Mont Blanc mountain guide, so we made a detour into the Alpine resort of Chamonix and steeled ourselves for the experience. Well, there are exceptions to prove every rule and no doubt local knowledge counts for a lot. We ended up in the Bistro de Sport, at 182 rue Joseph Vallot, having a very jolly repast of unimpeachable and reasonably priced raclettes
washed down with a bottle of the Tiollier brothers’ magnificent Mondeuse. Perhaps we should break the rules more often!
The following morning we enjoyed a vineyard tour and extensive tasting with Philippe and François Tiollier at their evocatively-named Domaine de L’Idylle above the village of Cruet.