2020 Domaine des Ardoisieres Quartz
Domaine des Ardoisieres
The "Quartz" has a very lifted nose with fleshy stone fruit, evoking honeysuckle, shades of chamomile, honeyed accents and smoked vanilla.
Estates like Domaine des Ardoisières prove that Savoie can produce wines with as much quality as Burgundy or Jura. The Domaine was born from the replanting, in 1998, of the Cevins hillside: six hectares of mica schists along terraces between Albertville and Moutiers, undertaken by Michel Grisard. In 2003, to assist Grisard, Brice Omont, agricultural engineer from Champagne, invested in the project and now (since 2008) finds himself at the head of an Estate which now comprises 16 hectares. Biodynamic viticulture is championed here, the slope can reach a 70% incline, and the yields are very low.
The king of Savoie varietals shows its personality with fleshy stone fruit, evoking honeysuckle, shades of chamomile, honeyed accents and smoked vanilla. The palate is focused and rich, offering beautiful purity of peach, melons and nectarines, followed by a touch of smoky oak, finishing with fine salinity and a touch of white pepper. It can be paired with raclette cheese, roast poultry, rich oysters, crayfish, scallops and white fish. You can drink it now with a 30-minute decant before serving or cellar it up until 2031+. - Importer note