In 1966, Marcel and Yvonne Viallet purchased the “Domaine Clos Réservé,” a small vineyard located in Savoie, Apremont, near the city of Chambéry. In 1984, Philippe Viallet, their second son, decided to join the family estate after studying winemaking in Beaune. Philippe quickly realized the potential of the terroir of the region. In 1985, he founded «Maison Philippe Viallet» and decided to acquire several estates accross the Savoie and Jura region.
THE SOIL & VINEYARD(S)
The vines of Philippe are planted in treillis in a sustainable way and are sourced from several vineyards located at the foothills of the Alps all accross the Savoie valley. The composition of the soil is a classic mix of clay and limestone rocks fallen from the nearby mountains.
Varietal(s) 40% Jacquère, 20% Altesse, 20% Chasselas, 20% Chardonnay
The grapes are harvested early in the morning to protect the freshness and avoid oxydation. Draining of juices and cold maceration at 38F. Fermentation then occurred in controlled temperature vats at 45F. The wine is then blended and aged from 6 to 8 months in stainless steel vats.
The grapes are harvested early in the morning to protect the freshness and avoid oxydation. Draining of juices and cold maceration at 38F. Fermentation then occurred in controlled temperature vats at 45F.
Color: Light gold
Aromas: Apples, quince and yellow plums aromas, hint of minerals.
Taste: Fruity attack such as yellow plum, apples and quince, light mineral finish.
Pairing: Seafood, aged mountain cheese, cheese fondues, artichokes, asparagus...
Cellaring: Drink now or age for 1 to 2 years.
Serving Temperature: 46F-49F
90Pts Wine Enthusiast - Best Buy
"This blend of local white grape varieties is full of mountain crispness and freshness. Zesty and tangy, its fruitiness is balanced by a touch of minerality and refreshing acidity. Drink now."
89Pts Wine Spectator
A zip of white peach is laced with verbena and quinine notes, racing through a pretty, high-pitched finish. Jacquère, Chasselas and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2019. 43,000 cases made."