Jean Perrier & Fils is a family estate that has been passed from father to son for seven generations since 1853. The history of this family is linked to the history of wines in Savoie and the French Alps. With a vineyard of 60 hectares, this is the leading family making mountain-style wines, using unique grapes typical to the region such as Jacquère, Altesse, and Mondeuse, under the new appellation Crémant de Savoie.
These wines are appreciated around the world for their great complexity and freshness: very dry and fruity, with a lot of minerality. They represent a quaint and wild way of life and offer a great new experience in the winegrowing French world.
Crémant de Savoie is a new AOC dating back to 11th September 2015. The elaboration of Crémant de Savoie is based on strict guidelines. Base wine must consist of 60% indigenous Savoie varietals (minimum 40% Jacquère and 20% Altesse) and the balance can be made up of other varietals, such as Chardonnay.
Notes and Reviews
Silky mousse and fine bubbles carry notes of white flowers and stonefruits on the nose. Palate is creamy, backed by lively acidity, flavours of peach, orange blossom and citrus. The finish lingers on, a most pleasurable sparkling.
|Grape Varieties||Jacquère, Chardonnay|
|Age of Vines||25 years old|
|Vinification||Manual harvest, pneumatic pressing, then fermentation in bottle on lees for 9 months, followed by disgorgement, dosage then further 3 months ageing prior to release.|
|Soil Type||Clay over limestone|