VIN DE SAVOIE-AYZE GRINGET “LES ALPES” Domaine de Belluard 2018
Domaine de Belluard, Ayse
Domaine Belluard is one of the leading biodynamic producers in the Savoie. The vineyards of this region lie high in the mountains and are not very far from the famous ski fields of the beautiful village of Chamonix. They are also quite close to the Swiss border. Pure, elegant wines of great complexity and finesse. This domaine practices organic viniculture, uses no pesticides or herbicides in the vineyard and no additives in the winemaking process. The grapes are fermented using only the naturally occurring yeasts. The vineyards which Dominique tends so carefully lie in an old glacial valley where the rocks were ground down by the constantly moving ice to form iron-rich soils (the name of one of his cuvees is Le Feu.
Pure, minerally with hints of citrus, bitter almond and a long, pointed finish. I wouldn’t say it is sour, but the searing minerality pushes your palate to the edge
Grape: 100% Gringet