2020 Les Vignes de Paradis Chasselas Marin

Savoie, France

Wild flowers and alpine freshness abound in this zippy white, with a plush fruit core of citrus and stone fruit.




About The Wine

Crafted with low yielding Chasselas from the Marin subregion of Savoie. There is a fresh woody character, not oak but something brighter and greener, which is extremely appealing on the nose. It leads to wild flowers and flinty mineral notes which in turn is softened by lovey ripe citrus and lemongrass.

It's pure, elegant and precise and shows us once again that in the loving hands of a master like Dominique Lucas Chasselas is anything but one dimensional.

About Les Vignes de Paradis

5th generation winemaker Dominique Lucas has found his vinous home in Savoie on the border with Switzerland. He bought Les Vignes de Paradis in 2008 and has farmed the estate biodynamically since. The hero variety is Chasselas but he plays with plenty of other varieties too.

Dominique vinifies his grapes in an array of different amphorae, barrels, and concrete eggs, without following any specific path, rather trusting his intuition and intent.

The lo-fi line up at this estate reads like a who's who of Chasselas so if you're interested to see just how diverse this underrated variety can be, start here.

Dominique Lucas of Les Vignes de Paradis
Dominique Lucas of Les Vignes de Paradis
Savoie, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

This has always been a favourite when visiting the estate. The Chasselas for this cuvée is planted in granitic soils with glacial morass definitively making it the most mineral-driven of his wines, but it doesn’t lack any of the opulence found in the others.

Blend : Chasselas (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

The glorious Alpine landscape of Les Vignes de Paradis
The glorious Alpine landscape of Les Vignes de Paradis
Savoie, France

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