Savoie, France

Domaine des Orchis (Philippe Héritier)

Quintessence de Mondeuse 2016

Lyle Fass

Big, deep purple fruit, on the nose, foresty, mint, mineral, elegant, silly great nose, juicy and so clean with huge purple fruit flavors and amazing purity and huge huge minerals. Tastes so mineral and rocky, complex and so delicious with terrific acidity and freshness. So long and so fresh. One of the most mineral driven Mondeuse I’ve ever had. Inner mouth aromas. Amazing freshness and minerality is the tale here with all the that juicy crackling dark Mondeuse fruit. Structure for long aging. — 8 days ago

Mark, Severn and 4 others liked this

Domaine Belluard

100% Pur Jus Gringet 2014

Nossa! That’s “wow” in Portuguese. The sommelier at Cookshop is on fire tonight 👏🏽 — 2 days ago

Jenks, Bill and 1 other liked this
Andrew Rasse

Andrew Rasse

Savoie. Nerd level high. 👌🏼

Domaine Prieure Saint Christophe

Mondeuse de Savoie 2016

Jeremy Shanker

Good but a little underwhelmed given what I’ve heard about this wine — 12 days ago

Daniel, Riddley and 3 others liked this
E & K G

E & K G Premium Badge

I think it might need time. I had the 2004 last year and was blown away. Matches up easy vs the avg burgundy 1er crus.

Domaine des Orchis (Philippe Héritier)

Quintessence d'Altesse Roussette de Savoie 2017

Lyle Fass

Stunning nose. Such a laser like sharp expression of Altesse. Huge green apple, mineral, hay, wild flowers, white flowers, super expressive, steely and mineral, almost Muscadet like, dense and intense with super terrific acidity and freshness. Long and laser like. Iodine and so so mineral on the finish. Inner mouth mineral aromas. Terrific structure. Pure and concentrated. Big structure and ageability. Needs air. Likely an hour. — 8 days ago

Mark, Severn and 4 others liked this

Domaine Gilles Berlioz

La Deuse Vin de Savoie Mondeuse Noir 2017

Lyle Fass

Wow. Stunning. This wine gets more and more refined with each vintage. Best Mondeuse I’ve ever had. Violets, deep berry fruit, mint, so refined and vivid. Elegant Xmas spice. Palate is sweet and sensual with gorgeous black/red berry fruit with lovely sweetness and buffered by terrific minerality. So refined. Elegant for Mondeuse. Brilliant. — 16 days ago

Iwan, Erik and 9 others liked this

Domaine Belluard

Les Alpes Savoie Gringet 2014

Charlie Abbott

Simultaneously focused and diverse. Golden apple, concentrated preserved lemon, alpine meadow, pressed chamomile, almond. Savory rock salt quality. Still quite vibrant, in contrast to the CellarTracker reviews for the vintage, though would agree that it should be enjoyed presently. Slightly hot, even though 12%abv — 3 days ago

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Domaine des Ardoisières

Schiste Vin de pays d'Allobrogie Altesse 2015

Jaune clair
Nez fruit jaune amande amertume
Attaque dense et large milieu de bouche très dense sur le caillou et fiable pierre note d écorce d agrume
Pas très riche aromatiquement mais matière et densité incroyable
— 8 days ago

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Famille Montessuit

Ayze Grande Reserve Methode Traditionnelle White Blend

Lyle Fass

5 grams RS, 24 months aging. Mineral, iodine, pastry and baking spices, so so mineral, elegant and beautiful mouthfeel, complex and juicy, very pure, textured with wonderful acidity and freshness. Concentrated and so so deep. Sappy and structured with terrific fruit (lean green fruit) and brilliant minerality. Delicious and so so long. Balanced and so pure. — 8 days ago

Severn, Amr and 3 others liked this

Famille Montessuit

Crocus Alpinus Terroir d'Ayze Vieilles Vignes White Blend 2017

Lyle Fass

More refined and more mineral, more elegant nose, fermentation in 3-4 year old barrels, plan is to have length. 70-115 years old . All old barrels. Same parcel. Spectacular palate with length, complexity and purity, rounder and more opulent, with terrific complexity and length, salty and mineral finish. So pure. NO ML. — 8 days ago

Severn, Tom and 2 others liked this

Patrick Bottex

"La Cueille" Bugey-Cerdon Sparkling Gamay Poulsard

It's sunny and just over 30°F today, so fire in the chimnea time! First flames of 2019.

One of our favorite new (2009) AOC's in France, this is 80% Gamay & 20% Poulsard, but the epitome of 100% sparkling strawberry juice! So GD delicious!

One thing to note, last bottle is always the best, we're out of stock now, but don't hold these too long. We've seen bottle variation, likely best to track lot codes on the bottles and make sure your buying a newer version than the last, since we're talking about an NV product.
— 6 days ago

Lyle, David and 24 others liked this