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Fresh, dry whites - JONGIEUX, Chevallier-Bernard. Savoie, E. France

2020 JONGIEUX, Chevallier-Bernard. Savoie, E. France

Bin: 91
Alcohol Percentage: 11%
Size of bottle: 75cl
Area: As explained by Richard Kelley MW, the UK agent for this estate:
"Located in the foothills of the Alps, the Savoie represents one of the last, great undiscovered wine regions of France. The vineyards are widely dispersed, small communities, clustered together in the narrow alpine valleys. There are 29 communes located between the south shore of Lac Léman and the river Isère to the south-east of the region.
Historically, the white wines have always been stronger than the reds, with 80% of the entire production of the Savoie being sold within the region - to a generally undiscerning public – but neighbouring Jura has gained increasing international recognition and here things are also starting to change. Savoie’s predominantly white production and lighter reds, offer a fresh, fruity style, often with lower alcohol levels.
As one would expect with mountain wines, the geology is complex with the best wines generally grown on slopes on limestone soils. Vineyards represent just 2% of the region’s agricultural output. It gained appellation status in 1973 and there are currently 1,744 ha under vine, of which 70% are white grapes. The generic Savoie appellation allows for 16 different communes to annex their name to the Vin de Savoie label. One, Jongieux, sits on the slopes beneath the Montagne du Chat, with views to the south and east, across Lac du Bourget."
Grape Variety: Jacquère, from 3.3 hectares of 35 year old vines, fermented cool in stainless steel and bottled early tor retain freshness.
Producer: Chantal Chevallier and Jean-Pierre Bernard, with their son Antoine, have 13 hectares of vines.
Old Bridge Rating: Jacquère makes for a crisp, cool, light white wine style, best drunk young. This is a perfect example

£13.50 per bottle
£12.83 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£12.15 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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