Domaine des Ardoisières - Améthyste 2017
The "Améthyste" has a richness that jumps out at you with concentrated red and black fruits, red peppers and delicate liquorice notes.
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 bouquet has a richness that jumps out at you with concentrated red and black fruits, red peppers and delicate liquorice notes. The palate is voluptuous and structured, with intense red bramble fruit, black wild berries that bring a zesty acidity, and finishes off with velvety, crunchy tannins. It can be served with charcuterie, roast chicken and pork, and charcoaled rib eye. Drink now with a 30-minute decant before serving or keep up until 2026+. 60% Persian and 40% Mondeuse Noir.
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