Savoie: Domaine de L'Idylle Cruet Alpine Jacquère 2022

Not often seen in the UK, this white wine from Savoie is a breath of mountain air. Made from the local alpine grape, Jacquère, it is dry and light and makes a marvellous aperitif – as clean and fresh as a snowflake!

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Tasting Notes

With beguiling Alpine flower and orange blossom aromas leading to delicate, orchard fruit flavours, this single varietal wine of pure Jaquère has a fresh, crisp finish. With a low ABV of just 11.5%, it is ideal as an aperitif, or serve with shellfish.

About this wine
StyleWhite Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionSavoie
Grape Variety (Cépage)Jacquère
Food & Wine MatchingCheese, Seafood, White Fish
CellarageIdeally drunk young, but will keep for 2 to 3 years.
VinificationHand picked grapes are fermented in stainless steel vats at low temperature for 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to preserve the wine's freshness and vivacity. Fining and filtering occurs prior to a Spring bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%)11.5

Domaine de L'Idylle (Phillippe & François Tiollier)

Savoie is an ancient and isolated vine area which deploys idiosyncratic grape varieties (originally introduced by monks from Chartreuse) that are seldom encountered elsewhere – Jacquére and Roussette for white and sparkling wines alongside Mondeuse for reds. The Tiollier family has nurtured vines in and around the village (and sub-appellation) of Cruet on the steep slopes of the Isère valley for generations. Situated in the Regional Nature Reserve of the Massif des Baugeas, Sylvain Tiollier works with his father Philippe and uncle François looking after various plots of vines over 47 acres of prime terroir and their fastidious approach to winemaking has turned Domaine de l'Idylle into a self-sustaining viticultural enterprise. Overgrown and abandoned parcels of vines have been carefully cleared and replanted and state of the art equipment has been installed in the ancient cellars.


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Savoie: Domaine de L'Idylle Cruet Alpine Jacquère - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review

Jason Yapp and Ruby Willis review the Savoie Jacquère from Domaine de L'Idylle - located in the hill village of Cruet between Burgundy and the Alps. A specialist grape that grows well at altitude, it produces fresh light wines that tend to be lower in alcohol - ideal as an aperitif.

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