2014 Veronique Anne Perret Vin de Savoie Apremont

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The village of Apremont once sat in the shadow of a great mountain. In 1248 that mountain collapsed destroying everything in its path. Apremont means "bitter mountain" taking its name from the tragic event that occurred. Now, the mountain itself was made of limestone which is some of the best geological material for growing grapes. The site is littered with limestone scree (broken rock fragments). The grape of choice for the region is Jacquere and some of the best comes from this village. Like most wines from Savoie, the Perret has the hallmark aromas of citrus and lemongrass. There is a touch of peach as well. Where it really excels is in the mineral department. You can smell the limestone and the cool winds of the Alps. It’s the personification of skiing down a wintry slope just tucked away in your glass. (Keith Mabry, French Regional Buyer)

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By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/29/2015 | Send Email
Disaster struck this lovely village in the mid-thirteenth century when the limestone mountain overlooking it collapsed and tragically demolished the entire town and its inhabitants. Today it is renowned for its ability to grow finely-scented, full and flavorful Jacquère, and this charming wine possesses an aromatic nose of white peach, apricot, citrus flowers and lemongrass, with an expressive mineralized character balanced by delicious acidity and a persistent finish. Do me a favor, duck down to your nearest fine deli, buy a crusty baguette and a wedge of Tomme de Savoie, and have at it!
Top Value!

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/25/2015 | Send Email
Apremont means "evil mountain" in French, which I think sums up the rather brooding nature of this delicious Savoie wine. There's a subtle alpine character, a hint of pine, but ballasted by a round core of stone fruit and weight. We haven't had anything this exciting in the French white department in years, and for less than $20 I'm only limited by how much my liver can withstand.

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/23/2015 | Send Email
I feel Apremont is the "Grand Cru" village for Jacquere. The wines from this area just have a little more weight and intensity. The Perret is no different showing its peach pit and citrus flavors. More body than you expect and a lingering finish... this is terrific drinking.

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Other White Wines

Country:

France

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Savoie/Jura

Alcohol Content (%): 11.5