2017 Domaine Chevallier, Jongieux

Savoie,France,

£23.48

Bottle size: 75cl,

    In stock

    Chantal Chevallier met Jean-Pierre Bernard at the Lycée in Beaune. She originates from Savoie, whilst he was raised in the Beaujolais. Chantal’s parents had moved from mixed farming in 1970 to specialise in vineyards. Today, they work thirteen hectares. There are 2ha of Altesse, with 0.75 planted in the cru of Marestel, plus a similar amount of Mondeuse, Jacquère and Gamay. Everything on the domaine is hand-harvested.

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    Description

    “CELLAR INFORMATION In the cellar, Mondeuse is adaptable and can be vinified using carbonic maceration, or more traditional methods or, with partial de-stemming, or something in between. It also adapts well to oak-aging, given the tannic nature of the grape. Generally, it has a juicy acidity, low alcohol and a slight bitter cherry fruit profile. VINEYARD INFORMATION Mondeuse. The local and most famous red variety of the region has around 250 hectares across the total vineyard
    area, although it remains in second place to Gamay. The grape fell from favour post-phylloxera, given its parsimonious yields and late ripening, which made it unreliable to deliver a decent crop. More recently, it has enjoyed a local revival, as younger producers look to make authentic, local wines.”

    Additional information

    Wine Type

    Red

    Country

    France

    Region

    Savoie

    Vintage

    2017

    Brand

    Domaine Chevallier Bernard

    Cultivar

    Mondeuse

    Appellation

    Savoie

    Bottle Size

    75cl

    Pack Size

    1x75cl

    Alcohol Percentage

    12.00

    Duty Status

    Duty Paid

    Availability

    Immediate

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    Reviews

    Daniel Grigg

    Mondeuse is a typical Savoyard grape (it is one of the grandparents of Syrah). We cultivate it on 3 hectares in the towns of Jongieux and Billieme in Savoy – France. Its clusters are large and the berries are bluish black. This variety produces tannic wines with a crimson red color, robust, rich in aromas of red fruits and spices. [Daniel Grigg, 01/04/2023]