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Crémant de Savoie: Domaine de L'Idylle Brut

Crémant de Savoie achieved appellation controlée status in December 2015, so we had no hesitation in adding the Tiollier's refreshing fizz to our sparkling range.
Bottle
£16.75
Bottle (Case)
£201.00
Tasting Notes
Crémant de Savoie, which must contain a minimum of 60% local grapes Jacquère and/or Altesse, became the eight crémant appellation in France at the end of 2015. It joins Alsace, Bourgogne, Bordeaux, Loire, Limoux, Jura and Die.
About this wine
Style White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Sparkling
Wine Region Savoie
Grape Variety (Cépage) Jacquère, Roussette
Vintage Non Vintage
Cellarage Drink 2016-2018.
Vinification Hand-picked grapes are transported to the winery using small crates and slowly crushed. Temperature-controlled fermentation between 15-17 degrees C., prior to 11 months maturation and aging on the lees for richness.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 12.5
Producer

Phillippe & François Tiollier

Savoie is an ancient and isolated vine area which deploys idiosyncratic grape varieties (originally introduced by monks from Chartreuse) that are seldom encountered elsewhere – Jacquére and Roussette for white wines and Mondeuse for reds. The Tiollier family has nurtured vines in and around the village of Cruet on the steep slopes of the Isère valley for generations. Situated in the Regional Nature Reserve of the Massif des Baugeas, Philippe and François’s vines are spread over 47 acres of prime terroir and their fastidious approach to winemaking has turned Domaine de l’Idylle into a self-sustaining viticultural enterprise. Overgrown and abandoned parcels of vines have been carefully cleared and replanted and state of the art equipment has been installed in the ancient cellars.

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One Minute Review - Crémant de Savoie: Domaine de L'Idylle Brut

Francois Tiollier of Domaine de L'Idylle introduces the Crémant de Savoie - a new appellation. From local grapes Jacquere and Rousette, with 10% Chardonnay. Fresh and smooth with a fine 'mousse' - ideal as an aperitif or with seafood.

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