Domaine Jean Perrier et Fils, France
The wine style and dedication to local varieties such as Jacquère has not wavered and like their mountains, they remain resolute. And all the better for it. These are wines are stunning, different and enthralling creating flavour and palates that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Embodying their landscape and being resistant to change has made these wines special, delightful and truly regional.
Vines for the whites are mostly planted on clay- limestone and the reds on granite and clay- limestone on a south eastern exposure near the city of Chambéry in the department of Savoie.
All of the wines undergo a manual harvest, with gentle pneumatic pressing, and temperature controlled fermentation at around 20 degrees celsius. Most of the wines also complete malolactic fermentation to lower the acidity and avoid a secondary fermentation in the bottle.
Award: Decanter Cremant Tasting- 91 Points