From the Southernmost and Steepest Slopes of the Savoie Hills
Denis et Didier Berthollier
The Bertholliers are of strong wine-making tradition; growers, owners and winemakers for several generations. Brothers Denis and Didier cultivate 10 hectares of vines on the southern slopes of the Savoyard in Chignin, located ten kilometers from Chambery. Their great-grandfather, Louis Tissot, founded the farm in 1850.
We just received the new vintage of their Chignin Vieilles Vignes. Made from 50 year-old vines of Jacquère.
Denis et Didier Berthollier Cru Chignin Vieilles Vignes 2022
$35.95 per bottle ($431.40/case)
The nose shows a bouquet of white flowers and citrus fruit, white peach and lemon. Beautifully fresh, mouth-watering citrus and mineral palate with a certain salinity.
The perfect pairing for cured meats and rich fish dishes.
(2021 vintage)From the brothers Berthollier, Denis and Didier, farmers at the southernmost and steepest slopes of the Savoie hills. A varietal jacquère taken from 50 year-old vines and a most singular white wine at that. Yes the white flowers and stone fruit are there, as is the citrus and vaguely honeyed character. But there is much more, savoury elements of plants wild and edible, subtle musk and pungency and white pepper shakes. Reminds of grüner veltliner in a way, but then seems so different and far away. Fun bit of intrigue and delicious at the end of the day. Drink 2022-2026.
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