Region: IGP Vin des Allobroges, Savoie, France
"Dominique’s iconoclast reputation is deserved on several fronts. First, he works outside the Savoie appellation preferring the less restrictive IGP Vin des Allogroges. Second, he works with non-traditional varieties — Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Savagnin and Sauvignon Blanc — as well as with Chasselas. Third, he works three different crus— Crépy, Marin and Marignan — following biodynamic principles with strictly limited yields. Fourth, he works unconventionally in the cellar with an assortment of fermentation and aging vessels — oak foudres, concrete eggs and amphorae — as well as his own invention, a concrete pyramid, which he believes more efficiently sustains and transmits the energy from his biodynamic grapes into his wine. Evidence of a truly holistic and slightly off-beat approach to winemaking.
This Savagnin is a different expression than those from Jura. It is aged in concrete eggs and demi-muids. Aromatic, nutty and full of minerality and high notes.