2012 JP & JF Quénard "Les Damoiselles" Vin de Savoie Chignin Bergeron

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This cuvée, named after the Quénard's four daughters, is made from Roussanne vines grown on the steep, chalky hillside slopes of Chignin. The grapes are hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel; malolactic fermentation helps round out the wine and adds richness on the palate. With ripe apricot and white peach flavors and a bit of minerality, this is a mouth-watering white at a very affordable price.

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Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/29/2014 | Send Email
My favorite Roussanne (the local name in Savoie is Bergeron) on its own as a grape variety is Beaucastel's Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes. With that wine approaching the $200 mark, I can't say it is a fair comparison, but for about 10% of that cost, you can get a LOT of wine in the "Les Damoiselles." What I'm trying to say is, this is one of the sexiest, most intriguing Roussannes on the market at any price. Copious amounts of stone fruit flavors with notes of dried mango and a nice thread of chalky minerality. You gotta try it.

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Alcohol Content (%): 12