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2018 Domaine de Chatillon Vin de Savoie Mondeuse

Savoie, France

Soft, plush and luscious Mondeuse - this is a great value for money wine from Savoie!

$22.00

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About the Wine

The world is full of under-appreciated regions and varieties. The best thing about them is that they can offer utterly amazing value and interest.

This is a great example. The relative obscurity of both the region and the grape makes this an utter bargain. Medium bodied, with fleshy sour cherries and plum, dusty spices and a good whack of cocoa powder, all held with a lean and racy acidity. It's a wine which doesn't take itself too seriously - light and approachable, with an ease of drinking which cannot be matched.

About Domaine de Chatillon

The stunning French Alpine region of Savoie is known for its beautiful freshwater lakes and snow capped mountains. The wines of Domaine de Chatillon are produced from plots overlooking the Lac du Bourget and are vibrant, fresh and clean wines that convey their alpine origins.

Offering an exciting introduction to this dynamic region, the label pays homage to the 11th Century Castle overlooking the lake. The property is owned by Edouard Peter who is also the owner of Australian iconic winery Yarra Yering & he has for many decades been a lover of the region & its wines.

Historically the wines of Savoie have been consumed locally as the region only produces less than 1% of France's production & the wines where rarely seen outside of the region , let alone outside of France.

Stunning vineyards of Savoie
Stunning vineyards of Savoie
Savoie, France
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From the Producer

Vivid purple violet colour with very appealing violet, rose petal, raspberry fruit, and white pepper, wet stone aromas, on the palate its medium-bodied plush and fresh with supple well-integrated tannins. It shows ample juicy strawberry, red currant, some blueberry, red cherry, sour plum, spice flavours and a hint of cacao with a lingering clean refreshing finish and a hint of savouriness.

Blend : Mondeuse (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

The view at Domaine De Chatillon
The view at Domaine De Chatillon
Savoie, France
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The Wine Front

"Redcurrant, fresh blueberry and raspberry, a dusting of white pepper and crushed rock, meat and violet. It’s light in body, crunchy and fresh, cool cranberry acidity, dry and ‘minerally’. It’s kind of bony, but still packs in plenty of flavour, finish has pumice stone tannin and a sour cherry edge. If you want big and bold, look elsewhere, but the charm and drinking appeal here is so high, so refreshing, that it’s hard not to gulp. Value." Gary Walsh

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The bigger Savoie red

The three main kinds of red grown in Savoie are gamay, Pinot and this one, mondeuse. Mondeuse is the bigger of the three, but the term bigger red is all relative and this sits comfortably in the middleweight section for Australian wine drinkers. Domaine de Châtillon‘s expression is a classic Savoie mondeuse. More savoury than say a a cab sav or merlot but in the same register. Very nice and a bargain at $22 a pop. Plus, if you’re ever in Savoie in summer you must go the beach under the castle at the Lac du Bourget - an absolute undiscovered gem.

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