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Savoie


Domaine des Ardoisières

Quartz - 2017 - Brice Omont

A crystalline juice, with notes of spices, almonds, and orange blossom. A clean, intense, harmonious, unctuous wine with great length on the palate. This ranks among France’s great white wines, crafted to pair with your finest meals.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Organic wine
Appellation
Allobroges IGP
Degree of alcohol
12.5 %
To drink from
2020 to 2030
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€75.00
VAT included

From vines grown on the Coteau de Cevins, on a soil of schist and mica and loamy sands. 100% Altesse, one of the traditional grape varieties of Savoie, classified in the family of Sérine grapes, which includes Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne, but also Syrah. Brice has turned to organic farming, but no more, in order to ensure volumes in this difficult region, where the yields are already low (20 hl/ha). The extreme slope (as steep as 60%) does not allow for the use of any machinery. Vinification is done 100% in barrels, with indigenous yeasts, and maturation for 12 months in barrels, a quarter of which are new oak, followed by light filtration. 1500 bottles produced. 

Brice Omont

Brice Omont

Brice Omont, today in his thirties, has created a cru in the mountainside, albeit "with a little help". In the 1990s, they started cutting back the forest, rebuilding the ancient terraces and planting grapes anew... and so was born one of the most world’s most unique vineyards, the Coteau de Cevins. The early years were difficult indeed, but this was an immense human undertaking: 12 passionate...

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