Savoie: Domaine de l'Idylle 'Vieilles Vignes' Blanc 2019

This old-vine bottling of pure Jacquère, grown in the foothills of the Alps, has an inimitable 'mountain air' freshness and persistent stone-fruit flavours with an elegant dry finish. Bring on the fondue and raclette!

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Tasting Notes

This Savoie wine is 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.

Philippe and François Tiollier concur with conviction that small shellfish and line-caught lake trout would be fine accompaniments.

About this wine
Style White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Savoie
Grape Variety (Cépage) Jacquère
Food & Wine Matching Cheese
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2019
Cellarage Ideally drunk young but will keep for up to 3 years.
Vinification Old vine fruit is hand-harvested and de-stalked and then vinified in modern stainless steel vats to produce a crisp wine for youthful drinking.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 11.5

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 wines and Mondeuse for reds. The Tiollier family has nurtured vines in and around the village of Cruet on the steep slopes of the Isère valley for generations. Situated in the Regional Nature Reserve of the Massif des Baugeas, Philippe and François’s vines are spread 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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