About This Wine
Persan is a traditional local grape originally from the Maurienne Valley, and one that we rarely get to see in Australia.
While it produces a full-bodied wine on its own, when blended with Gamay it keeps the style light and luscious, with aromatic tones and peppery backbone of spice.
This wine is like a gateway drug to the intoxicating mineral driven red wines of Savoie. Think; Beaujolais-style fruit, Nebbiolo-style backbone, and Syrah-style pepper and flowers. Salivating yet? We know we are!
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About Domaine Giachino
Located in the stunning and remarkable high-altitude Savoie region in Eastern France, Domaine Giachino is helmed by winemaker Frederic Giachino. Coming from a long line of agriculturalists Frederic took charge of the family’s small vineyard holding in 1988.
Since then he has expanded the area under vine, planted it to a host of existing Savoyard varieties (most of them you have probably never heard of!) and been producing wines since the late 1990s.
Conversion to organic farming was back in 2006 and entailed fundamental changes - the thinking of course here being that by being closer to the natural cycles of the vineyard he could in turn produce more delicate and sensitive wines.
Frederic is now producing an energetic and precise suite of wines from this remarkable and otherworldly terroir that is rich with limestone and clay. An unbelievable place with wines to match!