Chasselas Le Matin Face au Lac, Les Vignes de Paradis, Dominique Lucas, Ballaison 2018
Les Vignes de Paradis, Dominique Lucas, Ballaison
Dominique Lucas has been making wine from his beautiful 6 hectares of vineyards situated down the slope from the village Ballaison overlooking Lake Geneva since 2008. He has his roots in Burgundy but fell in love with Savoie after biking in these beautiful green mountains. He had just finished with oenology school and, handy enough, found great terroir in Marin, the south of AOC Crépy.
Dominique has been farming organically and working biodynamically since day one. His vineyards are divided in 27 different plots and each parcel is vinified separately so the harvest normally takes 2,5 months. He strives to give pure and true expressions of every place. Dominique likes to work with amphora and different shapes of concrete. He uses everything from a homemade pyramid of sand and rock to old foudres.
The palate is tight, fresh but also very tasty. We feel that the grapes have been harvested at the right maturity. It is a wine of great energy and incredible purity for the region. You could almost believe in a great Loire wine as the minerality is present.
Grape: 100% Chasselas