2015 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. Fortunately, the mountain itself was made of limestone which is some of the best geological material for growing grapes and the site is littered with limestone scree (broken rock fragments). The grape of choice for the region is Jacquère and some of the best comes from this village. Like most wines from Savoie, the Perret has hallmark aromas of citrus and lemongrass with 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: Olivia Ragni | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/6/2017 | Send Email
Some of the best value whites in the world are coming from the Savoie. I absolutely love this wine, there is some much complexity for so little money. It is truly the taste of the alps. This wine is full of minerality, with aromas of chalk, and a palate that seems like you're licking wet stone and slate. This is all accompanied by aromas of beautiful white flowers, tea and flavors of lemongrass, pith and great acid and texture. Extremely versatile with food, great for fondue!

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/26/2016 | Send Email
Such a refreshing wine, with qualities that I fondly call "Alpiny" - It is crisp and dry, with notes of sweet peaches, and citrus. Absolutely perfection with light seafood indeed!

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/21/2016 | Send Email
I think one of the great undiscovered white varieties on the scene is Jacquere. This workhorse white grape of Savoie creates the clean crisp mineral driven whites from the region that are pure pleasure in a glass. Apremont is one of the best terroirs for Jacquere and the Perret offers notes of white peaches, lemon grass, wet stone and lime zest. There is nice medium body but vibrant acidity which makes this the ideal traditional pairing for raclette and fondue. It is also superb with any number of shell fish dishes.

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Alcohol Content (%): 11.5