Chardonnay Kheops, Les Vignes de Paradis, Dominique Lucas, Ballaison 2017/18
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.
A sublime 100% Chardonnay aged in a unique container, designed for 2 years by Dominique Lucas and made from local materials (limestone gravel, Chamonix sand, thonon-les-bains water): a pyramid, a faithful replica of the 1 / 100th of the famous Egyptian pyramid of Cheops. A pyramidal shape promoting the circulation of energies inside the tank, giving the juice a very particular vibration and intensity.
Grape: 100% Chardonnay