2015 Veronique Anne Perret Vin de Savoie Apremont SKU #1272505

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Tasting Notes

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)

Staff Reviews

  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    3/4/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Dropped a bottle of wine during a busy day at work recently and watched it break into glistening shards, spilling it lush purplish contents on floor, clothing and counter. Gravity always, always wins, as it also did to dramatic effect almost eight hundred years ago when a mountain crumbled and laid to rest the entire village of Apremont. Today, the limestone remnants of that mountain are planted with the indigenous Savoie grape Jacquère, and the ghosts of all those villagers perhaps can find some solace in the delicious, revivifying nature of the wines, imbued with delightful minerality, fine acidity, textural peach and stone flavors and zesty citrus appeal. A wonderful complement to Dungeness crab cakes or traditional cheese fondues, this white wine is highly versatile and provocative.
    Top Value!
  • Olivia Ragni
    By: Olivia Ragni
    1/6/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    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!
  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    9/26/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    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!
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    9/21/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    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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