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Domaine des Ardoisières - Schiste 2020

Domaine des Ardoisières - Schiste 2020

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Tasting Notes

The "Schiste" cuvée emerges with apricot, pears and orange blossom followed by slight toasted nuts and underlining herbal 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 emerges with apricot, pears and orange blossom followed by slight toasted nuts and underlining herbal notes. The palate is lively but balanced, with the dense fruit shining through alongside fresh citrus acidity finished with a lip-smacking salinity. 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 2030+. 40% Jacquère, 30% Roussette, 20% Pinot Gris, 10% Mondeuse Blanche.

"Coming Soon."

From a great terroir with south-facing terraced vineyard on a vertiginous 60˚ slope where the soil is derived from metamorphic mica-schists. Yields are just 25hl, and the wine is aged in 3-5yo barrels for a year. 

What we say

"Coming Soon."

Technical notes

From a great terroir with south-facing terraced vineyard on a vertiginous 60˚ slope where the soil is derived from metamorphic mica-schists. Yields are just 25hl, and the wine is aged in 3-5yo barrels for a year.