By: John Majeski
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.