Avant la Tempête — Jacquère 2020
A Wine That
metaphorically transports you to the French Alps. Made from Jacquère grapes, it smells of fresh Alpine herbs with flavours of dense, ripe citrus fruits. It's a zippy, crunchy wine with strong tension. If you enjoy Burgundian wines and want to opt for a refreshing alternative, this wine is right up your street.
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- Winemaker: Camille et Mathieu Apffel
Where and How?
The wine is made from 100% Jacquère grapes. The grapes are grown on a combination of clay and limestone soils. At harvest, the grapes were picked, pressed and then naturally fermented in a mix of tank (33%), small used French barrels (33%) and sandstone vessels (33%). A small part (15%) was destemmed and macerated for one month before being blended. The wine was bottled unfiltered and without the addition of sulfites.
Camille & Mathieu Apffel have been tending their own vines in Savoie since 2018. They make wines that are gentle, subtle and nuanced and bring the mountainous slopes and native varieties into the glass.