Gringet Les Alpes Belluard 2019

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Gringet Les Alpes Belluard, rare grape, biodynamic production, pure mountain air and terroir, a recipe for delicious white wine. Gringet is the grape and the terroir is glacial sediments and moraines (rocks basically) on the foothills of Mont Blanc. The nose has subtle notes of orchard fruits and fresh mountain due. The palate is dry, soft and round with mid acidity and body, riper fruits like peach come through but with a depth of minerality which cleanses the mouth and lingers on the finish. This wine tastes of mountain rocks and streams, it is surprising, unconventional and delicious!

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine Belluard
Country France
Region Savoie, France
Vintage 2019
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Gringet
Terroir Glacial sediments, moraines (continuous linear deposits of rock and gravel)
Alcohol 12% abv
Total Sulphur Less than 30mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years easy

Domaine Belluard is situated in the village of Ayze high in the valley between Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc.

The vineyards have been established here since the 13th century and grow at 450m altitude on exposed south-facing slopes where the soil is composed of glacial sediments. The Alpine climate ensures a big temperature difference between day and night, ensuring both physiological maturity in the grapes as well as good acidity. Patrick and Dominique Belluard make use of the virtually unique ancient grape Gringet said to be related to the Savagnin grape of Jura. It's a grape that is as clean as the mountain air with fresh acidity. No malolactic fermentation, just bright, crystalline fruit. In 2001 the vineyards started undergoing a total conversion to biodynamic viticulture and today the whole production is natural, favouring fermentation in cement ovoid betons. Wonderful wines from this unique terroir.



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  1. Andy Barker


    Gringet, a quirky, cool, v. rare floral Savoie variety first documented in 1766. Belluard is one of the only producers of a varietal example in the world!

    Pale lemon. Aromatic (alike Alsace Pinot Gris) w. peach stone,bruised apple & pear, lemon blossom & orange peel. Youthful. Fresh, field flowers & a touch of mango. Mineral, elegant, steely. Mountain air! Dry, high acid, m(-) body w. delicate lemon/lime, green apple, pear,white flowers, med alc. & a m+ finish. There’s class on display here!

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