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Domaine des Ardoisières

Schiste - 2018 - Brice Omont

Crystalline juice… a sharp, full-bodied wine. Pure elegance, with a spherical, saline finish.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Organic wine
Appellation
Allobroges IGP
Degree of alcohol
12.5 %
To drink from
2020 to 2028
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€35.80
VAT included

50% Jacquère, 20% Pinot Gris, 20% Roussanne, and 10% Mondeuse Blanche from the Coteau de Cevins, grown on a mica-schist soil. 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 9 months in barrels that have seen 2 or 3 wines, followed by light filtration before bottling. 

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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