About the Wine
A few years back the domaine did not produce enough Gamay for a varietal wine and so blended it with Mondeuse in order to ‘beef up’ the volume - the result was so good that the wine is now a staple of the range!
Being that this is a domaine way up in the clouds (around 1500m elevation on average) it makes sense that the wines are made in a vibrant, youthful and fresh style, given the natural acidity. Therefore this wine sees whole bunch fermentation with a daily pump-over, being careful to maintain whole berries. Fermented in tank and transferred to older barrel on full lees, the resulting wine is crunchy, fruity and has a generous mouthfeel. Deliciously satisfying.
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!