2020 Domaine Adrien Berlioz La Cuvée des Gueux Rouge10759
WINEMAKER: Adrien Berlioz
VARIETAL: Mondeuse, Persan
REGION: Savoie, FR
VITICULTURE: Certified Biodynamic
Equal parts mondeuse and persan, this wine is full of life. Mountain freshness with vibrant acidity and crunchy tannins. Wild strawberry, black cherry, violet and bramble with an underlying earthiness and spice, maybe some pepper. Supremely drinkable. Even more enjoyable.
Adrien Berlioz took over the family estate in 2006 with just two hectares in Chignin at 390m above sea level. Planted on the foothills of the Bauges massif, Adrien has grown his domaine to five hectares of certified biodynamic vines planted to native Savoie varieties. The vineyards are extremely steep, some up to 50% inclination, so everything is tended to by horse rather than tractor. Pristine mountain wines that speak of place. A highly sought-after producer on the rise.