Spotlight on Alpine Wine
Ganevat / Les Vignes de Paradis / Domaine St. Pierre

£130.00

Spotlight on Alpine Wine, Ganevat / Les Vignes de Paradis / Domaine St. Pierre

Spotlight on Alpine Wine
Ganevat / Les Vignes de Paradis / Domaine St. Pierre

£130.00

1 x Anne et Jean-Francois Ganevat, 'Arces' Chardonnay, 2018

The wines of Anne and Jean-Francois Ganevat are an extension of the famed 'Ganevat' winemaking dynasty. This project between brother and sister, focuses on utilising fruit from local growers, vs their own vineyards. The subsequent relationships they foster, give the Ganevat's the opportunity to help mould the future of Jura by sharing their own expertise with similarly minded farmers.

'Arces' Chardonnay is produced from a tiny plot of vines just outside of Arbois. Uniquely, it's aged for 2 years in large wooden tanks before release. A meticulously made wine, defined by its stoney minerality and nutty complexity.

1 x Les Vignes de Paradis, Savagnin, 2019

Dominique Lucas, originally from Burgundy, makes some stunning wines from his winery 'Les Vignes de Paradis' overlooking Lake Geneva. His love affair with the Savoie region was cemented after biking through its picturesque mountain terrain; conveniently just after he'd finished his winemaking degree. From the start, he has always chosen to work organically and biodynamically. Each wine is a celebration of this unique Alpine region.

Dominique's Savagnin is layered with delicate floral notes, green almonds and citrus, with a delicious spicy kick to finish. It shows an intriguing expression of Savagnin, veering away from the traditional oxidative Jura styles. A uniquely Savoie wine.

1 x Domaine St. Pierre, Château Renard Chardonnay, 2018

The wines of Domaine St Pierre once lived in the shadow of their famous contemporaries, Overnoy and Ganevat, but are now rightfully having their moment in the sun. Winemaker Fabrice Dodane has a fasincating history. He began his career studying in Burgundy and came to Domaine St Pierre in the late 80's after a stint working at a local cooperative. Slowly, but surely, he started to make the domaine his own, beginning the conversion to organic growing from 2002. In 2011 he finally had full control, and the results speak for themselves.

Produced by letting the fruit press gently, using only gravity, this 2018 Chardonnay is incredibly elegant. Notes of bright, zippy citrus, ripe melon and stone fruit are complimented by a light, nutty aroma that ties everything together perfectly.