Domaine Jean Vullien "Jacquere" Savoie Blanc

Style: Light-bodied white           Vintage: 2018                         ABV: 11.5%

Appellation: Vin de Savoie        Varietal: 100% Jacquère (jah-kehr)

Region: Savoie (sav-wa)             County:  France

Pairings:  White fish, salads with avocado, pasta salads, chicken salads, eggplant parmesan, loaded baked potato.

Cheese Pairings: This is THE fondue wine popularly enjoyed apres ski at Chalets in the Alps.

About This Wine: Jacquère is a clean and fresh alpine white grape variety grown in Savoie, France. The white wines of Jacquère are highly prized but traditionally hard to come by outside France. This wine boasts a bright, lively acidity with aromas of freshly cut grass, green apples and pears; on the palate it displays its clean minerality and lively citrus flavors with a touch of apple. The Vullien family has been making wine for 40 years, however family is perhaps best known as a leader in another segment of the wine industry. Since 1890, Vullien Pépinière Viticole (vine nursery) has been supplying young vines to growers throughout France. In fact, they were the source for about 25% of the Chardonnay planted in Chablis after the ravages of phylloxera.