2020 Jean Yves Peron La Petit Robe
Jean-Yves Péron is a young artisan patiently reviving ancient, almost forgotten high-altitude vineyards in the French Alps, near Albertville. After studying oenology in Bordeaux, he trained with natural winemakers Thierry Allemand and Jean-Louis Grippat in the Rhône Valley and Bruno Schueller in Alsace. Started in 2004, he works with multiple steeply terraced micro-parcels (3 hectares total) of 115-30 year old Jacquere and Mondeuse vines, planted to friable mica-schist soils; his oldest parcels were planted in 1893, and have not seen phylloxera. Organic farming, indigenous yeasts, non-interventionist winemaking, avoidance of filtering and fining and use of little or no sulphur make these natural wines of the first rank.
The 2020 La Petite Robe is made from 100% Jacquere which spent one week on skins before being pressed and aged for 12 months in neutral oak. It is a light and delicate wine, with saline minerality blended with subtle florals and spice.
- Halle Aux Vins
Where: Savoie, France
How: Cult Frenchies! Make room in the cellar, or drink it fresh with vegetables and nuts.