Domaine De Chatillon Savoie Jacquere 2017
1 or more bottles$29.99
The stunning French Alpine region of Savoie (also known as Savoy) is known for its beautiful freshwater lakes and snow-capped mountains, but also for its wines.
Restrained aromas of white flowers, lemons and limes, followed by a distinctive mineral, rocky aroma. The palate shows its Alpine origins; clean, crisp mineral acidity, bone dry and refreshing. Light in alcohol with hints of citrus and honey.
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Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.
Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.
Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)
The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
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About the brand Domaine de Chatillon
Nestled in the breathtaking French Alpine region of Savoie, lies the magnificent Lac de Bourget, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and beautiful freshwater lakes. Domaine de Chatillon is a renowned wine producer in this picturesque region, crafting exceptional wines from plots overlooking the stunning lake.
These wines are a true reflection of their alpine origins, displaying vibrant, fresh and clean characteristics that are sure to delight your palate. Each sip of Domaine de Chatillon wine will transport you to the stunning French Alps, with its unique terroir and unparalleled beauty.
To further showcase the beauty and history of the region, the label of Domaine de Chatillon pays tribute to the 11th Century Castle that overlooks the lake. This label offers a captivating introduction to the dynamic Savoie region, where stunning natural landscapes and centuries of winemaking tradition converge to create an unforgettable experience for wine lovers and travelers alike.