Savoie and Switzerland

2013 Dominique Belluard Gringet le Feu

The mountainous hillsides of Savoie, one of the most visually stunning wine regions in all of France, offer a wonderful and unique variety of aromatic and fresh white wines. Additionally, the terraced Swiss Valais region is featured here. The relative obscurity of these regions among American wine lovers is due to change......i'm doing my part!

Price: $36.00

Here is David Schildknecht''s review of the 2010:

"Issuing from his steepest holdings, which are dominated by red clay glacial sediment, Belluard’s 2010 Le Feu offers a level of richness (albeit still at 12.5% alcohol) that goes well beyond that of the corresponding Les Alpes. White peach and fresh figs are ripely signaled in the nose and lusciously present on a lushly-textured palate. But here too, there are fascinating notes of lentil sprouts, toasted peanuts, bittersweet iris perfume, and myriad stony, smoky and crystalline mineral incursions that set up a delightfully dynamic interchange with fruits, flowers, and legumes in a long, shimmering finish. There is a remarkable sense of transparency, buoyancy, and energy here for a wine that tastes so ripe. I feel confident that it will remain exciting for at least 6-8 years. " 93 points

This is quite simply an amazing wine, from iron rich stony soils.  It is truly like no other.....check it out!

January '15 arrival

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Here is David Schildknecht”s review of the 2010:

“Issuing from his steepest holdings, which are dominated by red clay glacial sediment, Belluard’s 2010 Le Feu offers a level of richness (albeit still at 12.5% alcohol) that goes well beyond that of the corresponding Les Alpes. White peach and fresh figs are ripely signaled in the nose and lusciously present on a lushly-textured palate. But here too, there are fascinating notes of lentil sprouts, toasted peanuts, bittersweet iris perfume, and myriad stony, smoky and crystalline mineral incursions that set up a delightfully dynamic interchange with fruits, flowers, and legumes in a long, shimmering finish. There is a remarkable sense of transparency, buoyancy, and energy here for a wine that tastes so ripe. I feel confident that it will remain exciting for at least 6-8 years. ” 93 points

This is quite simply an amazing wine, from iron rich stony soils.  It is truly like no other…..check it out!

January ’15 arrival